With new 2024 regulations, economic challenges, and an upcoming election, small business owners are preparing for a tough year. Despite layoffs in the larger job market, small businesses are hiring. However, they are struggling to fill job positions.

In 2023, the Small Business Association (SBA) noted there were 33.3 million small businesses (classified as under 500 employees) across the country – that’s 99.9% of all U.S. businesses, and they employ more than 61.6 million people. Small businesses added almost 13 million jobs in the last 25 years; approximately two-thirds of all new jobs added to the economy. [1]

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What Industries Need Workers?

Construction and Transportation Sectors Top the List for Industries Hiring in 2024

Current statistics from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) show that small businesses are itching to hire more employees in 2024 – with construction and transportation industries most eager to hire.[2]

Business.com shared their tips to small businesses looking to fill their positions, with such suggestions as focusing on company culture and DEI initiatives to taking the time to reevaluate their recruiting processes.[3]

Lakeside HR Group’s Recruiting Division has successfully partnered with a variety of small business leaders across the United States including those in the construction and transportation industries.

Hiring A Recruiting Partner

Often, small businesses are not always able to dedicate added time and resources toward their recruiting strategies.

Lakeside HR Group’s Recruitment Division has been able to quickly step in as an active recruiting partner to help streamline processes and to efficiently hire the right candidates. Whether working on multiple, high-volume roles or a few roles at one time, Lakeside HR Group believes in being creative and nimble, meeting our clients where they are and adding value through collaborative efforts.

When you are a small business, every victory counts. We take pride in being a trusted recruiting partner.  We celebrate alongside our clients whether it’s landing a new client, filling a job, finding the perfect candidate, or just surviving another day.


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About Lakeside HR Group

We are a premier full-service HR Consulting and Recruiting firm connecting people and businesses through personalized services. Our boutique firm of experienced HR professionals specializes in tailored HR services for small to midsize businesses. Our clients partner with us to find the best talent and support solutions to help their businesses thrive.

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