Report: Shortage of loggers and truckers hinders growth of $8.5B forest products industry
A new report concludes that Maine faces a shortage of loggers and log truckers that will get worse — if wage growth does not occur — and could hinder the growth of the $8.5 billion forest products industry in the state. The employment availability and wage analysis prepared by the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Southern Maine found wages for logging equipment operators and log truckers are lower than those for comparable jobs in competing industries in the state.
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