15 Issues Facing the Workforce

15 Issues Facing the Workforce

Site Selection 

Workforce 2021 Guide

The economic devastation of the pandemic, which at its peak last July had claimed one out of three US jobs, was unpredictable and unprecedented. Not since World War II has our society, economy and government mobilized in common cause to such a degree. Site Selection magazine asked economic development leaders for insight on how the pandemic is impacting workforce issues. “A heightened sense of urgency was evident in their voice. So was an overwhelming emotion of empathy for failing businesses and laid-off workers,” says Ron Starner, one of the Atlanta-based publication’s senior editors. “These conversations were unlike any I’ve had in 20 years of reporting.” Responses ranged from re-skilling needs and economic mobility challenges to scarcities in childcare and affordable housing.

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