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VGM takes temp on labor shortage

August 10, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has launched a survey to determine the impact of the labor shortage on the HME industry. VGM plans to share the responses to the nine-question survey with lawmakers to help them understand the difficulties that providers face in hiring and retaining employees. The survey asks providers what state they are in, how many employees they have, how many employees they have lost during the pandemic, what kind of employees they’re trying to hire, and what incentives...

COVID-19, Labor shortage, Pandemic, VGM

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Survey: Pharmacies can’t fill positions

June 3, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eighty percent of independent pharmacists are having trouble hiring for open positions, according to a new survey from the National Association of Community Pharmacists.  What’s more, nearly 90% of survey respondents say they can’t find pharmacy technicians, a critical position.  “This is a major challenge for community pharmacies that are seeing many more patients because of the pandemic,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist....

Labor shortage, National Association of Community Pharmacists

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