The Dairy Download

Workforce Woes: What’s Causing Labor Challenges?

September 09, 2021 IDFA Season 3 Episode 6
The Dairy Download
Workforce Woes: What’s Causing Labor Challenges?
Show Notes

A lack of workers. An increase in COVID cases. An aging labor force. They’re all issues facing US employers as they struggle to fill jobs today and prepare for the labor pool of tomorrow. In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we talk with two guests about efforts to overcome workforce woes.

First up is Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute. Her role includes preparing the workforce for an ever-evolving manufacturing industry. She discusses efforts to recruit more women, veterans and youth, and why manufacturing is a desirable career.

Next, we speak with Dante DeAntonio, Senior Economist with Moody’s Analytics. He dives into recent job reports and what’s kept employees out of the workforce. Will those obstacles clear up anytime soon? DeAntonio weighs in.

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