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.
Gad Levanon, PhD
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 is an Associate Economist at The Conference Board and mainly involved in the analysis of the labor market in the US and other mature economies. Based in New York, he conducts statistical and descriptive analyses and writes labor market blogs. He is one of the primary researchers of...Full Bio
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