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North Carolina state government agencies face major worker shortage

Nearly a quarter of North Carolina state government jobs are vacant. It’s affecting much-needed services at agencies including the Department of Agriculture, prisons and the Division of Motor Vehicles. Department heads are looking to the state legislature to increase funding for salaries to attract and keep workers.

Colin Campbell of North Carolina Public Radio reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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