Good news for workers can sometimes mean bad news for businesses. With the unemployment rate down to 5.3 percent, many U.S. companies say they're having hard time attracting qualified employees.

A survey of human resource professionals conducted by PI Worldwide, a consulting firm, showed widespread concerns among businesses of all sizes over finding quality applicants to fill open positions.

HR officials at small companies were the most pessimistic, with 65 percent saying their company was struggling to find good enough workers. Forty-five percent of those surveyed from mid-sized companies and 40 percent of those surveyed from large employers expressed similar concerns.

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