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Surging mortgage rates. Gas prices at an all-time high. Sticker shock at the grocery stores. Inflation is hitting everyone, which means that many families are having to shift their budgets just to cover necessities. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world economy, stalling supply chains and causing delays to household goods. The problem was only exacerbated with increased consumer demand and labor shortages in nearly every workforce sector. While the national labor shortage has had a slight rebound over the past few months, education organizations still struggle to fill positions.

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