WNC is in a Sansdemic Drought - What can employers do?


Our WNC Sansdemic Drought

"Before the COVID crisis, 70% of US businesses reported a talent shortage and that number is only increasing. Today there are millions of people out of work, millions of open jobs and millions of people voluntarily leaving the labor market. The US labor force participation rate (LFPR), which is the number of people working or in search of work, has dropped to record lows we haven’t seen since the mid-1970s recession. Despite the countless job postings seen while driving around town, employers simply cannot find enough people to fill open positions."


The Sansdemic Drought: What Is It and How Can Employers Help? - Focus of Georgia, Inc. Focus of Georgia, Inc. Published July 8, 2021. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.focusga.com/2021/07/08/the-sansdemic-drought-what-is-it-and-how-can-employers-help/