Small businesses not keeping up with larger companies in hiring
While job growth in the U.S. has been steady over the past year, the gains are slow and erratic at small businesses.
Reports showed some disparity between overall hiring and that of small companies. The Labor Department said that employers of all sizes added a strong 201,000 jobs in August, compared with the 196,000 averaged over the previous 12 months.
A survey from the National Federation of Independent Business, which questioned its own members, found that nearly 40 percent had job openings they couldn’t fill during August. A quarter of the owners said their biggest problem was finding qualified workers.