No easy solution for hard-to-fill job openings in Minnesota

A shortage of skilled workers is only part of the problem for employers who are having trouble filling open positions, according to a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

"Uncompetitive wages and undesirable locations or work shifts also contributed substantially to the problem," MPR News reporter Tom Robertson writes. "Researchers also suggested that electronic job applications that use key words to match applicants with jobs may not be working well and thus contributing to difficulty filling jobs."

Robertson joins The Daily Circuit to discuss his reporting on the so-called skills gap in Minnesota, along with Steve Hine, director of research at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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