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The market for biotech talent in Massachusetts has long been robust, but lately the crunch has turned critical, as the pipeline of qualified workers to fill all of the added jobs can’t keep up with the burgeoning demand, The Boston Globe writes. And this is causing some in the industry to worry that it will not only inhibit growth, but also affect the quality of work as key positions become harder to fill and lower-level workers jump from company to company in search of a better compensation package. Employee turnover is on the rise, too. About 16.5% of life sciences employees in Massachusetts voluntarily quit their jobs last year, up from 13% in 2018.

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