Lack of Qualified Workers a Big Issue for Mississippi Small Businesses

Date: August 01, 2018

NFIB Mississippi State Director Ron Aldridge tells the Mississippi Business Journal many small businesses are struggling to find qualified job applicants.

“Mississippi’s recent historic low unemployment rates and a record-breaking number of workers with jobs is a great picture of our state’s economic advancements and deserve being applauded,” Aldridge says. “However, these indicators mask a significant resulting employment problem which negatively impacts all employers, but particularly small businesses — a labor availability shortage and especially the quality or skill level of such available workers to meet existing and newly created job needs.”

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