Many employers can’t find staff they need: Survey

July 17, 2020

By HR Reporter |

Many employers are having a hard time rehiring or finding the workers they need to safely reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Only one-third of small firms say they are at normal staffing levels, and one-quarter are having a hard time finding the staff they need to operate.

“Staffing is one of the many challenges for small businesses trying to get back to normal,” says Dan Kelly, CFIB president. “More than a quarter (27 per cent) of small firms report that some of their laid-off staff have refused to return to work when recalled.”

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