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By Marc Lutz 

Obstacles remain in filling jobs, despite efforts


November 10, 2021

Wrangell has work, but the workforce is lacking.

Since the end of September, the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce has been posting its members’ job openings to help get companies staffed and people working.

In the five weeks, three people have come in to fill out applications. Chamber Executive Director Brittani Robbins said despite efforts help get jobs filled, staffing shortages remain due to anything from lower starting wages to unqualified applicants.

But Robbins believes businesses can take steps to make positions more attractive.

“I think, of course, a living wage, full-time hours and benefi...

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