Companies discussing labour shortage up by 28% in 2022: Report

Companies discussing labour shortage up by 28% in 2022: Report
The number of companies mentioning labour shortage in their quarterly earnings filings globally increased by 28 per cent in 2022 compared to 2021, a new report showed on Monday.

This shows a continuous uptrend witnessed in recent years, while sentiment fell by 20 per cent, revealing GlobalData, a leading data analytics company.

Semiconductor and supply were other top keywords discussed around the topic.

The industries with the highest labour shortage discussions include construction, technology, packaging and consumer while financial services had the highest growth in the terms mentioned.

"The shortage has resulted in increased dependence on more expensive temporary labour resources, significant increases in costs as well as delays in construction," said analyst Ekta Chourasia.


Zendesk, a US-based technology company, mentioned that the labour shortage contributed to an increase in wages and salaries, unfavourably impacting its expenses and operating costs.

Surge Components, a provider of capacitors and semiconductors, discussed that labour shortage posed challenges to its customers' engineering staff, causing delays in product approval.

Consumer goods company Conagra Brands talked about persistent labour shortages affecting its capacity to run production and distribution facilities effectively.

Glatfelter, a packaging company, discussed that the labour shortage led to a decline in volume, impacting its profitability by approximately $900,000.

"Labour shortage, along with a high demand resulting from a post-pandemic recovery, has created supply chain issues with shortage of materials and semiconductor chips, which in turn has resulted in the rise in raw material prices and wages, pushing up prices of final consumer products and causing global inflation," explained Chourasia.

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