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Labor shortage issues. Labor shortages are delaying projects, which in turn increases costs for consumers and businesses. (Photo: Shutterstock)

“Help Wanted.” It’s a common refrain these days among employers looking for skilled workers and laborers. Across the country, the U.S. unemployment rate is at a record low 3.8%. While this may be good news for those looking for work, it’s definitely creating problems as well. Employers can’t find the workers they need to fill job openings and in many cases, it’s impacting production or leading employers to open their doors to more risk — in the form of unskilled, poorly trained or unprepared new hires.

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