Lamont, Stefanowski Tackle Workforce Shortages at CBIA Summit

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski (left) and Gov. Ned Lamont each participated in a Q&A with CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima. Courtesy of CBIA

The governor and his opponent each participated in a Q&A at the CBIA’s ‘The Connecticut Economy Conference’ on Friday.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Connecticut business leaders pressed Gov. Ned Lamont and his Republican rival Bob Stefanowski for ideas on improving the state’s workforce climate during a Friday forum that followed the release of a survey that found most businesses reporting labor shortages.

Lamont and Stefanowski separately participated in a question and answer forum with Chris DiPentima, the president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association during the group’s televised economic summit held at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

The conference coincided with the release of the lobby group’s annual business survey, which found the vast majority or 85% of polled businesses reporting difficulties hiring and retaining workers.

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