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Petoskey News-Review petoskeynews.com 15 Jan, 2022 14:45 am

Northern Michigan businesses face labor shortages

Northern Michigan businesses face labor shortages
With the availability of so many jobs, employers are finding that workers can choose between the positions that offer the highest pay, best benefits and most flexible hours.

Labor shortages continue to be an issue in Northern Michigan.Local businesses and economic development organizations like Northern Michigan Works!" The population of Northern Michigan has been steadily aging for several years.Marie Economic Development Corporation have been working to fill open positions and help businesses retain employees.

But it makes it tough on the economic development end." With the expectation of high summer tourism traffic, the business community is getting creative in order to retain and attract employees: using wage increases, bonuses, flexible hours, even free lunches.

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