“Perfect Labor Storm 2.0 is Powerful Stuff – enough to make any manager gasp. This is a tremendous work and one that hopefully will change employer attitudes and promote proper hiring/training/retention efforts.

Martin E. Gilligan, Jr., Owner/Principal Consultant;

Martin and Associates

The competition for hiring skilled and dependable workers is heating up. The pool of workers is shrinking and NOT prepared to compete for jobs in a knowledge-driven, technology supported market. In Perfect Labor Storm 2.0, Author Ira S Wolfe makes a compelling argument why pointing fingers toward educators, government officials and employers will not solve the problem. The problem is bigger than that.

“Our growing population is demanding more skilled services faster than our ability to deliver them.” (p. 14)


Skilled worker shortages are the result of many factors – aging populations, falling literacy rates, employee mobility, changing work ethics, generational conflicts, global markets just to name a few – simultanously colliding in the workplace. Workforce trends are more complex and changes are occuring faster than at any time in history. The Perfect Labor Storm 2.0 lays the imminence of a skilled worker shortage in plain sight of every employer, human resource professional, educator, politician, and government official.

“Today, employees are retiring and …enjoying active lifestyles for 20, 30, and even 40 additional years. This is nearly an entire extra lifetime when compared to our 19th century ancestors.” (p.14)


Perfect Labor Storm 2.0 creates a vivid image of what every employer will face when it comes to recruiting, hiring and retaining workers in the days ahead. As several readers described, The Perfect Labor Storm 2.0 should become a mainstay on every desk, a constant reminder and reference to the stormy, rough workforce trends ahead. It is a quick, concise read designed for the busy executive, supported with hundreds of trends, stats and facts for those who demand proof. Readers at every level of an organization will readily grasp how workforce trends will change the way employers recruit, hire and retain workers.

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