National Study Highlights Business Needs, Workforce Challenges Across the Country
State by State Breakdown Focuses on Labor Costs, Availability of Skilled Labor
ALBANY – The National Association of State Chambers (NASC), Chaired by Business Council President & CEO Heather Briccetti Mulligan, in conjunction with Littler Workplace Policy Institute, an employment and labor law practice, has released a comprehensive, 50-state study on workforce engagement.
NASC’s Chamber members represent over 100,000 job creators who employ 50% of the total private sector workforce in the United States. NASC has an overall mission to connect and leverage state chambers of commerce so they can unite and mobilize the collective impact of employers in the promotion of free enterprise.
“Each year The Business Council surveys New York’s employers to understand better their needs and their perspective on the state’s business climate and as the Chair of a national organization, I routinely hear of similar concerns from other state-wide associations,” said Heather Briccetti Mulligan, President & CEO, The Business Council of New York State. “This study is a great measuring stick to see how challenges, including labor shortages and labor costs, in other states, compare to those here in New York while highlighting the ongoing efforts to create workforce development initiatives. We hope this survey can encourage lawmakers across the country to help better address the needs of our private sector businesses.”
The full study, ‘WORKFORCE: A Throttle on American Growth,’ can be found here.