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From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CFO Implications


September 2014 | Publication

The retirement of the baby boomers will create a shortage of skilled workers in mature economies over 15 years, causing higher wages and lower corporate profits. CFOs have the crucial task of finding solutions. This CFO Implications outlines actions you can take, and The Conference Board Future Occupational Labor Shortage Index contains the index value for 464 occupations and 266 industries in the United States, as well as the value of 12 factors that determine labor shortage risk by occupation. The index can help CFOs and everyone across the organization predict where and when labor shortages will affect their companies.

Explore our full portoflio of thought leadership on labor shortages here.



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