Policymakers Recognize Minnesota’s Workforce Shortage

29 Jun 2021


At the Minnesota Chamber’s virtual Washington, D.C. Fly-in, employers from every corner of Minnesota met with Minnesota’s federal delegation to discuss issues impacting their businesses. Without question, the top issue was the workforce shortage facing businesses of all size and location throughout the state. 

The workforce shortage isn’t new. The Chamber’s Business Education Network has been working to bring together K-12, higher education and community leaders around the state to build sustainable, nimble pathways to local careers or higher education opportunities. But as Minnesota’s economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are finding it harder than ever to fill open jobs. 

What federal solutions are there to help Minnesota employers fill open positions? Eight of Minnesota's 10 federal legislators took part in the event; here's what some of them proposed to address the workforce shortage.

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