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Small Business Center

Hiring Struggles Persist Despite Plans for Job Growth

July 10, 2024

NFIB’s June jobs report highlighted a significant challenge for small business owners: While 37% reported job openings they couldn’t fill, a seasonally adjusted 15% still plan to create new jobs in the next three months. Despite efforts to attract talent by raising compensation, 85% of those hiring in June found few or no qualified applicants. Labor quality and costs remain critical issues.

Click here to view the NFIB Jobs Report.

By Rebecca Meiser

Contributor, Commerce + Communities Today and Small Business Center

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