Where are the workers? In spite of headlines highlighting layoffs, many industries are struggling with talent shortages. Here in Nevada, healthcare, renewable energy, and tourism/gaming have job openings that simply can’t be filled by available workforce or solved with traditional workforce planning approaches. The future of work – and worker experience – will continue to be shaped by ongoing changes in the workforce, workplace, and work itself.
Most industries are grappling with talent shortages. This was predicted pre-pandemic and accelerated during the pandemic. For example, the massive nursing shortage has become more acute due to burnout. Pre-pandemic tourism and gaming workers found jobs in other industries when income was cut off during the pandemic. Other industries like renewable energy are growing so quickly that the market can’t keep up with job demand.