'Help Wanted' billboards increase as employers struggle to find workers to meet demand

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- If you've been driving around the Milwaukee area recently, you've probably noticed more than a few "Help Wanted" signs. 

That's nothing new, but the number of "Help Wanted" ads on billboards is a relatively new phenomenon. 

Despite record-low unemployment rates, employers are struggling to find workers. That's because there simply are not enough workers.

"As of March there were 2.5 open jobs for every unemployed worker, so there's way more jobs than we can fill with our current workforce right now," said Chris Jenkins, director of communications, MMAC. 

The Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce says the unemployment rate in the metro area is around 3.5%, just slightly higher than the statewide unemployment rate of 2.8%. 

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