Shortage of Workforce Meeting “Grey Wave”

A recent report by the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and the University of Wyoming identified two key concerns that will impact the future of Johnson County… an aging populace and the lack of a younger workforce.

The first will put a strain on social services and the there will be an increased demand for an employment base to support the older population.

With only 28% of Johnson County’s population between the ages of 18 and 44, there is a need to develop a more diversified economy that will attract a younger workforce to support the increased demand for social services.

Buffalo Senior Center Director AJ Moc k expressed concern on how long-term care will be impacted by a retiring baby boomer generation…

Much like a weather-related tsunami, Johnson County must make the necessary preparations for the approaching “grey wave”.