Survey: Small businesses feel strain of not finding enough talent

DESPITE GOOD ECONOMIC conditions, small-business owners are having difficulty finding enough talented workers in the resulting tight labor market, according to the Small Business Index survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
PROVIDENCE – Many small-business owners are having a tough time finding workers with the skills they need, forcing them and their employees to work longer hours and to put more money into staff training, according to a new survey. About 40 percent of small-business owners say they have been actively searching for new hires throughout…

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