Survey: 63% of Small Businesses Have Paused Hiring

Nearly two out of every three (63%) U.S. small businesses are putting hiring on hold because they can’t afford to add staff — and 10% of that group is laying off workers, according to Alignable’s September Hiring Report. Nearly 60% of poll participants said labor costs are at least 50% higher than they were prior to COVID-19. 9/14/2022