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Season 2 Finale: Rising Costs, Labor Shortages are Top Issues for Businesses in 2021

September 21, 2021

Host Gene Marks wraps up season two of the Paychex Business Series podcast with advice for businesses facing the biggest issues of the year—rising costs and workforce disruptions. First, how can entrepreneurs and business owners like you tackle the challenges of inflation and supply chain increases? And what strategies—including higher pay, lifestyle benefits, federal tax credits, and referral sources—can you use to compete for employees in today’s tight labor market?


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