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Poll: 53% of Wisconsin firms have trouble finding workers

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Good help is hard to find.

That's according to a new business poll showing that 53 percent of Wisconsin firms are having trouble finding workers -- and three-fourths have problems finding those who are qualified for their operations.

Over 260 executives answered a survey by the state's largest business group, the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.

56 percent of the employers say they expect to add workers by the end of this year, up from 44 percent in WMC's previous survey in January.

Just over 6 of every 10 companies say they've raised salaries to find and-or keep good people.

Also, 71 percent of the executives surveyed expect at least moderate growth in Wisconsin's economy in the next six months. That's up from 65 percent in January.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)