Coming to an economy near you: Worker shortages

Sunday, May 01, 2005

One of the major constraints that we are going to face in the future is a worker shortage.

As Baby Boomers retire, we will be experiencing increasing shortages of professions that require training beyond high school.

Here's an example from North Carolina. Regional trucking companies say they can't find enough long-haul drivers to fill available slots. These positions paid between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. But the shortages don't stop with drivers. Skilled warehouse managers and diesel mechanics are also in short supply.Read more.

This article deals with logistics. But the projected shortages are everywhere: teachers, nurses, pharmacists, air traffic controllers, skilled machinists, auto techs...the list goes on. It's time to connect the dots: We are producing too few young people with post-secondary ambitions.

Here's another article that provides an overview.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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