Bay Area Leads Nation In Retail Worker Shortage, Other Skill Shortages

The San Francisco Bay Area leads the nation with the largest shortage of those with retail sales skills, according to LinkedIn’s September workforce report. Retail hiring is up slightly, growing 0.5% from a year ago in August, but demand for retail workers has surged across the country, LinkedIn reports. In some markets, such as Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Philadelphia, there is a surplus of workers with retail sales skills, but the Bay Area, New York City and Seattle continue to struggle this year to find enough qualified employees to fill those positions. Read the full article