Whether it’s due to a lack of hard skills, soft skills, or an inability to pass a drug test, the President of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce tells Indy Politics  the state has a skilled worker shortage and the forecast doesn’t look all that great.

A new study by the state chamber shows that while more than half of their respondents expect their workforces to grow in the next two years, but more of those employers continue to leave jobs unfilled and rank meeting talent needs as among their biggest challenges.

Kevin Brinegar says the shortage is due not only to a lack of workers possessing hard skills or soft skills (such as showing up to work on time) but a number of employers are having trouble finding applicants who can pass a drug test.

Brinegar goes into more detail in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  You can view the results of the actual survey here.