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09/15/2017 - Midnight Reads – Wisconsin Businesses Grapple with A Growing Worker Shortage

Wisconsin Businesses Grapple with A Growing Worker Shortage

– Wisconsin News 

Reflecting a national trend — employers from a broad range of industries in Wisconsin are reporting difficulty finding workers. The looming shortage includes not only skilled professionals such as nurses, welders and computer programmers, who require a strong education and training system, but also those at restaurants, farms, construction sites, factories, senior care facilities, retailers and other businesses.


Workers Wanted: Facing A Worker Shortage, More Employers Turning to Robots

– Wisconsin News 

Here’s a look at how at how America’s dairy industry is dealing with increasing personnel costs by turning to robots and technology for help, and the impacts this action is having on the labor market in America’s heartland.


Amazon’s Roaming Workers

– Wired

At busy times, Amazon needs temporary staff to fulfil orders. Part of that labor is supplied by nomadic RV-dwelling retirees known as CamperForce.


Two Ex-Googlers Want to Make Bodegas and Mom-And-Pop Corner Stores Obsolete

– Fast Company 

A new app called Bodega installs unmanned pantry boxes in apartments, offices, dorms, and gyms. It promises convenience, but also represents competition for many mom-and-pop stores.