Beige Book: Filling positions difficult as labor market remains tight
from Staffing Industry Analysts
Employment rose at a modest-to-moderate rate across most districts in late April and early May, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. Labor market conditions remained tight nationwide, and contacts continued to report difficulty filling positions across skill levels. Shortages of qualified workers were reported in various specialized trades and occupations, including truck drivers, sales personnel, carpenters, electricians, painters and IT professionals.
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