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Want to Know The Best Place to Find a New Employee? They're right under your nose. If you pay attention.

By Gene Marks

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More than half a million new jobs were added last month, so that's good news. But there are still more than four million less employees working than before Covid, and there are 10 million unfilled jobs. That's a lot. For many small- and mid-sized firms, finding new employees to help them meet demand has become not only a major headache but a significant obstacle to growth and profitability. It's a big problem.

Dan doesn't have that problem.

I met Dan a few months ago at a conference for companies that sell and install windows in commercial and residential structures. It's a big industry, and the companies in that business are facing the same labor disruption problems that just about every other company is dealing with right now. Dan, however, isn't too concerned.