Widespread labor shortages are another factor contributing to supply chain disruptions, according to Jessica Garay, data and career awareness project coordinator for Workforce Solutions Capital Area.

Among many skilled trades vital to supply chain operations, including shipping and manufacturing, the number of vacant positions far outweighs the supply of trained workers, according to data from Workforce Solutions.

WFSCA data shows that of the 10 occupation categories most in need of workers, two are directly linked to the supply chain.

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