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By Paul Solman, Lee Koromvokis
Because of the pandemic, millions of lost jobs in the U.S. are not filled yet. While there are reports of labor shortages in many sectors, a large percentage of workers say they are looking for a new job. For some…
By Paul Solman
Even as the U.S. labor picture improves, the manufacturing sector is still struggling with a shortage of workers and raw materials. An analysis by Deloitte found that over two million manufacturing jobs will be unfilled through 2030. Economic correspondent Paul…
Even before the pandemic sent shock waves through the U.S economy, innovation had always been a key to success in business. As part of our "Work Shift" series, economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at one businessman whose determination to locate…
This week marked the 52nd straight week of high unemployment claims, with numbers rising as more than a million people filed for state and emergency federal unemployment benefits across the country. One state, Rhode Island, is working to reverse that…
The winter storms that devastated Texas last month led to a major water crisis. But for weeks afterward, there weren't enough plumbers to help customers with the damage. All of this underscores the need for more of these skilled workers.
Jobless claims were high again this past week with more than 860,000 people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time. Millions of people are still looking for work, but some employers say they can't find enough skilled workers for…
There's a shortage of skilled tradespeople throughout the American economy, and it is a persistent problem that started well before the pandemic. But what's behind that gap and what can be done? Paul Solman reports for our series, "Work Shift",…
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