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Labor Shortage: Industry Loses 14% of its Technicians in Two Years

The auto glass industry’s 700,000 technicians in 2020 were reduced to 600,000 in 2022, according to Robert C. Dauffenbach, senior associate dean for economic development at the University of Oklahoma. Dauffenbach says the 14% decline presents an opportunity for the … Continue reading

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Small-Business Owners Say Inflation Has Become a Bigger Problem Than the Labor Shortage

Small-business owners are more pessimistic about the economy than they have been in decades, according to the Small Business Optimism Index released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business. Click here to read more.  

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Boyd Group’s Year-End Report Shows Effects of Automotive Industry Challenges

In the Boyd Group Services Inc.’s fourth-quarter report and year-end report for 2021, president and chief executive officer Tim O’Day says in the first half of last year, the company showed “steady improvement” after the pandemic. The Boyd Group Inc. … Continue reading

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Report Explores Value of Entering a Trade

Labor shortages have been an ongoing topic of concern for the auto glass industry, as many companies have found interest in entering trades has declined. But that might be changing, according to a recent report from Housecall Pro, which highlights … Continue reading

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Industry Roundtables, Rate of Change Keynote and Other Topics Lite Up Auto Glass Week

Auto glass industry experts from around the world are gathered in Indianapolis for this year’s Auto Glass Week where attendees have the opportunity to view product displays, watch competitors compete for the ultimate title, and learn current industry trends and … Continue reading

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Organization Introduces Students to Skilled Trades

As the labor shortage continues to hinder hiring for many companies across the U.S., including auto glass, employers are looking at ways to increase interest and knowledge of skilled trades in schools. WorkingNation, a national non-profit campaign, has released a … Continue reading

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