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TOP: PRO EM's operations staff works
in the tent and structure department
in the company's Phoenix, Ariz.,
warehouse. The 250,000 square foot
location serves as the company's
headquarters and Southwest hub.
BOTTOM: This structure, built by PRO EM
for COVID-19 testing, was installed in Los
Angeles, Calif. Photos courtesy of PRO EM
National Event Services.
CONTINUING SCARCITY
By most accounts, the labor situation-
which is hitting all manner of
companies-won't improve anytime soon.
Chad Sorenson, president of Adaptive HR
Solutions in Jacksonville, Fla., predicts
hiring dificulties will continue into 2022.
The company provides customized
leadership development, management
training, performance management
employee relations and other solutions to
a broad spectrum of industries.
" It frequently takes a number of
quarters for an imbalance like we're
seeing to resolve, " he says. " There are
[many] factors at play, including a
shrinking workforce. This was caused by a
variety of factors, including older workers
deciding to stay retired, employees who
were laid off during the pandemic and
who decided to pursue a different career,
or those whose health, or concerns,
prevent them from returning to work. "
Each geographic region is facing its own
challenges, Sorenson explains. But the
bottom line is, nationwide there are 1 to
2 million more openings than there are
people looking for a new job.
Brian Richardson, president of L & A
Tent & Event Rentals Inc., is experiencing
today's new workplace reality.
" We're unable to even get people in
the door to ill out an application, " he
says. " Prior to the pandemic, we had 37
non-management staff members. We're
currently operating with 15. We'd hire
an additional 10 people tomorrow if we
could ind them. We've had help-wanted
ads up for more than three months and
have had fewer than 10 applicants. "
Although the Hamilton, N.J., company
does approximately 100 weddings a
year, it concentrates on the educational
and corporate event segment, and ER
response venues, says Richardson, adding
that since the pandemic, L & A Tent &
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