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Worker Shortage Issues Continue, Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce Wants Feedback on Possible Solutions
July 13, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Sherry Menor-McNamarara, Cohort IV

From KITV4:

As Hawai‘i businesses continue to reopen, one issue continues to be of concern — worker shortage.

President and CEO of Hawai‘i's Chamber of Commerce, Sherry Menor-McNamara, says Chamber members across various industries are having a hard time filling positions, even those who offer "good-paying salaries with full benefits."

More than 25,000 positions are currently available on the Chamber's and Workforce Development Council’s Hawai‘i is Hiring jobs website. However, Hawai‘i reportedly has one of the highest weekly unemployment benefits. 

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