Adam Ozimek, chief economist for freelancing marketplace Upwork, joined Cheddar to discuss the ongoing concern over a shortage of workers. While raising wages can help staff up in certain industries, Ozimek noted that the tactic is constrained by competition among employers, competition with unemployment benefits, and the fact that not all businesses are back to pre-pandemic revenue levels. He also went into other ideas businesses are implementing in order to attract employees other than wage hikes.