Nick Novak Spoke with Spectrum News 1 About Wisconsin’s Workforce Shortage

MADISON – Wisconsin is likely headed for a big workforce shortage. Simply put: there aren’t enough young people here to replace the baby boomers who will turn 65 years old over the next decade.

Figures from the 2020 census show that if 2010-2020 migration patterns continue, the number of working Wisconsinites will drop about 130,000 by 2030.

Nick Novak with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) said he knows how hard businesses have struggled to attract and retain young people over the last decade.

“Here in Wisconsin, we don’t always like to brag about ourselves, but we need to get out there and have a campaign that is telling people about the great things that Wisconsin has to offer,” Novak said.

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