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From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers


September 2014 | Executive Summary

For years, you have been hearing about the looming labor shortages that will occur when the baby boomers retire. The baby boomers are retiring, unemployment rates are rapidly declining, and labor markets are tightening. While the overall trend for mature economies is to experience growing tightness in their labor markets, labor shortages will vary by occupation, industry, and country. Is your company at risk of labor shortages? This Strategic Overview explains where and when labor markets will become tight, what implications that has for businesses, and what every function can do to mitigate the effects of labor shortages.

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


AUTHORS

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Gad Levanon, PhD

Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

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Bert Colijn

Senior Economist, Europe
The Conference Board

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Ben Cheng

Senior Methodologist, Data Analytics
The Conference Board

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Michael Paterra

Research Assistant
The Conference Board


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Gad Levanon, PhD

Vice President, Labor Markets

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Jeanne Shu

Associate Director, Help Wanted Online®

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Ben Cheng

Senior Methodologist, Data Analytics

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Elizabeth Crofoot

Senior Economist

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Frank Steemers

Senior Economist

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Agron Nicaj

Associate Economist

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