Survey of Madison businesses highlights impact of labor shortages

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A survey of Madison-area businesses shows labor shortages having a big impact on future growth.

In the survey, nearly one-third of respondents said they were held back from expanding their workforce this year due to talent shortages. 

The Fall 2021 Business Survey, which got responses from 305 businesses in the greater Madison region, found more respondents are pointing to limited access to talent and increased operating costs as barriers to business success. The survey is done by a coalition of business groups in the Madison area.

Of that number, 65 percent said limited access to ...

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