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Implications for Blue-Collar Labor Shortages


31 October, 2018 | (01 hr)

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Underneath the national narrative of labor market tightness, different labor market stories emerge. Most importantly, the threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-paid services occupations than in white-collar occupations. It turns out that several trends converged in a perfect storm to significantly tighten the labor market for blue-collar and low-paid services occupations.

Join our expert panel to:

  • Uncover the main trends of blue-collar worker tightness and wage growth
  • What measures employers can undertake to manage blue-collar worker shortages in the coming years
  • How increased labor costs in certain industries might affect the end consumer

Who Should Attend: HR and strategic managers who wish to learn more about the shortage of blue-collar and low-paid services workers. 

Speakers

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic indicat...Full Bio

Frank Steemers

Frank Steemers
Associate Economist
The Conference Board

Frank Steemers is an Associate Economist at The Conference Board and mainly involved in the analysis of the United States labor market. Based in New York he conducts statistical and descriptive analysis and provides content and discussion points for senior researchers. He is one of the primary re...Full Bio

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin (Moderator)
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is a Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies in the...Full Bio

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