manpower shortage

manpower shortage

A dearth of persons with a particular skill, which, in a free-market economy driven by “supply and demand”, may result in difficulty in obtaining their services.

manpower shortage

A dearth of persons with a particular skill which, in a free market economy driven by 'supply-and-demand', may result in ↑ salaries and difficulty in obtaining their services. Cf Physician 'glut. '.
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The manpower shortage in hospitals in rural, underdeveloped regions came to light only after a deadly fire killed 39 people and injured 151 more at Sejong Hospital, South Gyeongsang Province, where nine staff had to take care of 99 patients.
The government is considering the creation of a dedicated immigration law to tackle Taiwan's manpower shortage, according to the National Development Council Dec.
Robredo's staff blamed the underspending on several factors, like manpower shortage and technical requirements.
The Minister said that Balochistan needs building capacity of locals, however to overcome the manpower shortage, recruitment are made on merit basis.
Currently, the ministry gets about 3,000 calls daily, but is able to handle only 600 of these because of manpower shortage and lack of expertise in various sectors.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is pursuing plans to hire close to 1,000 personnel next year to address the manpower shortage in the command and boost its maritime capability, with the arrival of new vessels from Japan and France.
He wrote that a chronic manpower shortage meant that "it's just a matter of time before we're infiltrated by a psychopath or a terrorist; with this amount of people getting pushed through".
The SIT zeroed in on CEIB after it was found that the agency had all the resources at its disposal for handling the role while ED is already overburdened with money laundering and foreign exchange violation cases and is facing a manpower shortage as well.
In an attempt to ease such military concerns and hence compensate for the manpower shortage, the same law also stipulates the recruitment of men to the military to be trained as professional privates, instead of relying on conscripted privates.
He also assured to look into our demands of extending the benefit to the labour in the real estate sector at par with the other industries, which would be a major fillup for us and help bridge the manpower shortage in the industry.
Although the Kingdom has spent billions of riyals every year to develop a solution to its manpower shortage, through education and training, Al-Maglouth said that results were yet to be seen.
The official denied that it was due to manpower shortage of the municipality in handling growing residential areas that the decision to privatise street cleaning service was taken.

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