Nick Novak Highlights Expected Wage Growth with FOX11 in Green Bay

GREEN BAY – Nearly nine in ten Wisconsin employers report they are struggling to hire, with the labor shortage leading to wage increases. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce — the state’s largest business association — released its winter 2022 Wisconsin Employer Survey on Monday.

According to the survey, 88% of businesses said they were having difficulty filling open positions. More than 80% expected to increase wages by at least 3% in 2022, and 34% said they would raise wages by more than 4%.

Nick Novak of WMC says with more than 130,000 jobs available in the state, it’s time for state leaders to take a stand.

“We’re calling on policy makers and Governor (Tony) Evers specifically to instate a talent attraction campaign that will attract people here to Wisconsin to take these great career opportunities that we have,” said Novak.

He added, the state of Wisconsin does not have enough people to fill the current job openings.

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