Ready for a Worker Shortage?

Researcher Bob Morison cites BLS statistics saying it will happen in just six years. One solution: Keeping older workers in harness

Has the jobs situation got you down? Just wait another six years. By 2010, the U.S. will have 8 million more jobs than there are workers to do them, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts. Of course, that's cold comfort to anyone who's out of work, or even to someone who's working but desperately needs a change. But it should be of some balm to older workers -- the very group that tended to get short shrift in the dot-com boom -- says business researcher Bob Morison, an executive vice-president with Concours Group, a research, education, and management-consulting firm in Kingwood, Tex.

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