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August 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
It’s been a little more than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic first disrupted U.S. businesses. According to a recent survey administered by Laurel Ridge Community College Workforce Solutions, a large majority of employers are fighting against an unprecedented workforce shortage.
The survey reveals that 93% of regional businesses report being impacted by the labor deficit. It was distributed to business leaders in Frederick, Clarke, Fauquier, Warren, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Page counties, as well as Winchester City in April 2022, and is the follow-up from an initial survey conducted in August 2020.
Top industries that responded include: construction, professional/technical/scientific services, manufacturing, education, and healthcare.
We will be holding a live webinar on Wednesday, August 31st at 11 a.m. to share the results of this survey and provide further insight on the impact the ongoing workforce shortage is having on businesses in our region, as well as their short-term goals to overcome these challenges. After the webinar, all registered participants (who attend live or watches the replay) will receive a copy of the Looking Ahead Together, 2022 & Beyond report electronically.