Small Businesses Say Worker Shortage Is Biggest Challenge
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
Small businesses are the engines that run America. They make up 99.9 percent of the 5.83 million companies in the country, employ nearly half of all workers, and, in July, hired more new employees than they have in any month in a dozen years.
Small business owners say they'd like to expand their payrolls even more if only they could find enough qualified people. Like their bigger counterparts, small businesses contend finding skilled workers is their biggest challenge to thriving and growing.