CEO Mick Gronewold shares job market insights with The Associated Press

Companies are hiring, and Fehr Graham is among them. The engineering and environmental firm aims to fill more than 40 positions across 12 offices in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Fehr Graham's focus on water, wastewater and infrastructure projects is among the reasons why the firm needs more engineers and environmental specialists. While many sectors cooled during the pandemic, companies like Fehr Graham benefited from the U.S. government's spending on roads, water and sewer, and other infrastructure projects.

"We're looking to hire people and can't find them," Gronewold told The Associated Press. "We're struggling to fill our positions."

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