article source: the wall street journal

overview: U.S. employers faced rapidly rising wages and benefits costs in the first quarter, as a tight labor market spurred organizations to compete for workers.

excerpt:

We’re in an extreme talent-scarcity situation, especially in certain segments of the
workforce. We’re seeing employers definitely step up with pay rates and asking
what they can do beyond pay.

karen fichuk
CEO, randstad north america; executive board member, randstad N.V.