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Brooke Sutherland

Fight for Hires Pits Company Against Company

Labor shortages and supply-chain hiccups complicate manufacturers' push to capitalize on a reopening economy.

With U.S. job openings at near-record levels, there’s a competitive frenzy for available labor.

With U.S. job openings at near-record levels, there’s a competitive frenzy for available labor.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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It's been a busy week for earnings, but with Friday (finally) upon us, two trends are clear: shortages and rising costs.