Will the tightening continue?
06 March, 2019 | (01 hr)
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Labor markets in the large majority of mature economies tightened in 2018. As a result, job openings are more difficult to fill and, in some regions, labor costs are accelerating.And at the macro level, tight labor markets create inflation pressures, to which central banks respond by raising interest rates and slowing down the economy further.
Follow this program to hear findings from our recent labor market research which has been cited in such major media outlets as CNBC Power Lunch, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, USA Today and Yahoo! Finance.
Join our panel of expert economists as they examine:
- Labor availability and recruiting difficulties across countries, now and in the near future
- The emergence of labor shortages among blue-collar and low-pay service positions in the US and its business implications
- How businesses can expand their labor force and reduce the demand for workers using technology
- The impact of labor shortages on emerging market countries that are unable to keep pace with advanced economies in the areas of education and technological development
Who Should Attend: Executives with strategic responsibilities, especially in HR, strategy, and finance.
Elizabeth Crofoot is a Senior Economist in labor markets at The Conference Board, where she is part of the Help Wanted OnLine© program and leads the International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program. She has over 15 years of experience assessing inter...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 contributes to labor market reports and blogs. He is one of the pr...Full Bio
Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
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