Companies across the United States are struggling to fill positions due to low metropolitan jobless rates, according to an article in Bloomberg. Competition for workers is prompting businesses to raise wages and recruit from other regions, among other tactics. John Cyrier, co-founder of the Austin, Texas-based small business Sabre Commercial Inc., told Bloomberg that "It is an employee's market," and that "We are definitely seeing a labor shortage in Austin and central Texas. I see it only getting worse." Business leaders in Greater Des Moines have identified similar issues in the state and are trying to attract out-of-state workers through avenues such as the Home Base Iowa initiative.