Biggby Coffee and Givex on Tackling the Worker Shortage

Category: Franchise Development

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According to a recent article by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 10 million open jobs and only 5.7 million unemployed people. Many companies are looking to innovate as they try to combat this shortage and retain employees, such as Biggby Coffee.


The cause of the shortage is multi-faceted. When the Chamber surveyed workers, there were many responses. Twenty-seven percent cited a lack of affordable child and family care, and 28 percent stated ongoing health problems are preventing their return.

One in five workers has altered their lifestyle after being unemployed during the pandemic. Of those, 17 percent retired, 19 percent became homemakers, and 14 percent are working part-time. 36 percent of workers aged 25-34 focused on self-improvement.



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