CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A new survey shows that nearly two-thirds of Tennessee employers think it will be hard to find qualified workers over the next decade.
State economists warned last week that a shortage of skilled workers could slow the economy.
Among 618 business leaders surveyed by the Center for Business and Economic Research in Knoxville, just over 66 percent said it will be either hard or much harder to find skilled workers in the future.
More than three of every 10 business respondents also said they thought the quality of Tennessee's work force had declined in the past decade.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:
Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.