HURTIN’ FOR HELP: PBN survey shows tight labor market among challenges hampering rebound

NEW NORMAL? Hema Bulmer, owner of Pow Science LLC, an independent toy store in South Kingstown, doesn’t want to change anything about her business, but a tight labor market, problems with getting supplies and concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic have forced her to operate differently. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
Money can’t buy everything, including ­talented workers. At least that’s what Rhode Island companies are learning as business activity rebounds, but finding people to fill new jobs is growing more difficult, according to responses to Providence Business News’ 2022 Winter Business Survey. Nearly three-quarters of business owners and executives who responded to the biannual survey…

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