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Surveys shed light on local workforce issues


Last updated 11/17/2017 at 1:12pm

Davenport, WA, November 6, 2017 – It is getting tough to find good employees to fill open positions in Lincoln County. One reason is that a large portion of our workforce, 60 percent according to the Employment Security Department, commutes outside the county every day for work. This leaves only a small portion of our workforce to fill jobs here.

But what are the consequences to the employer, and why are so many people commuting out? A recent survey of employers gives some insight on the first half of that question and a new survey targeting commuters will answer the second half. The surv...

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