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By Don C. Brunell
Syndicated Columnist 

Military Also Adjusting to Worker Shortages

 

November 8, 2018



When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs.

In today’s vibrant economy, there is an abundance of “Help Wanted” signs. Even though our armed forces have stepped up their enlistment bonuses, they still fall short of their recruitment goals. There are just fewer qualified people in the employment pool to fill jobs which require higher educational standards, more skills, a willingness to work hard, and the dexterity to be part of a team.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found nat...



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