One of the common complaints you’ll see today is executives saying how there isn’t enough talent out there, not enough people with the right skills or even the willingness to learn.

They say that people — almost always “young people” — are too eager to jump ship.What are companies to do when there’s not enough talent and what talent there is will just leave?

I can sympathize with this, to an extent. It’s a tight labor market (though maybe not as tight as claimed), and certain jobs are harder to hire for than others. Less glamorous jobs that require computer or technical skills can be especially vexing to manufacturers and other employers.

Trucking companies can struggle to find candidates who can pass federal drug-testing guidelines. Rural areas can face obstacles that cities don’t in attracting people.

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