Many of us know there is a worker shortage in the United States and many of us are directly affected here in Citrus County, especially in the service sector. This has also caused friction between business owners who have to raise salaries to compensate some of the inflation issues we are facing.

I have sat in and around some brainstorming sessions, unofficially of course, on why some of it exists and do we have solutions. It goes without saying we can’t manufacture people in a quick hurry. For most of us, it is at least 18 years to get ready for the workforce.

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