WMC survey highlights impact of pandemic on employers

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More than half of employers responding to a recent Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce survey say they reduced staff last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WMC, the state's largest business group, surveyed 266 member employers and found that 34 percent of respondents reduced their workforces by less than 10 percent. Thirteen percent reduced staff by between 10 and 20 percent, and 5 percent cut staff by more than 20 percent.

Among employers that allowed all or some of their employees to work from home, 44 percent said productivity levels remained the same. Thirty-two percent said product...

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