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Small Business Center

Hiring Plans Among U.S. Small Businesses Hit a Post-Pandemic Low

April 18, 2024

Small businesses in the U.S. are scaling back hiring plans. In March, only 11% said they intend to create new jobs in the next three months. That’s the lowest since May 2020, according to NFIB. Despite solid employment activity, job-creation plans fell below the historical average, reflecting a tightening labor market. Rising competition for skilled workers has led to higher pay while a significant portion of small businesses struggle to fill open positions.

Read more on Fox Business.

By Rebecca Meiser

Contributor, Commerce + Communities Today and Small Business Center

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