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  • s  inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

  • Frustration mounts at short-staffed Treasury Department, where none of Geithner's 17 deputies have been named.
  • Catholic Charities and Habitat are short-staffed and stretched thin.
  • He looks tired, and he should be; he's incredibly short-staffed at the moment because the Lebanese employees of the UNHCR have fled to the mountains themselves.
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  • Fired Aspen Valley Hospital surgeon Dr. John Schultz to work as ‘locum’
    Dr. John Schultz said Tuesday that he plans to remain in the Aspen area and will work as a “locum,” the term for a doctor who travels around the country and fills in at health care facilities that are temporarily or permanently short-staffed.
    June 13, 2013 - The Aspen Times
  • Nantucket's Newspaper Since 1821
    (June 13, 2013) A Cape broker who brings seasonal foreign workers into the region told a congressional panel Wednesday that 25 to 30 of the local businesses she represents are still short-staffed and struggling to keep up with heavy seasonal demands.
    June 13, 2013 - The Inquirer and Mirror

  • Randy Carlyle in USA Today
    We were short-staffed. It's not easy to replace those people in your lineup, but it's a situation where other people have an opportunity to play more and others to step up,coach Randy Carlyle said.
  • Mike Babcock in Forbes
    We fought through a lot, and once we started skating, we had fun,coach Mike Babcock said. "We're relatively short-staffed, so guys had to dig in. We're going through a rough time, sure, but that gives a guy like Ellis an opportunity, and...
  • Liam Fox in BBC News
    Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox added: "It is horrifying that they are so short-staffed when medical staff are needed more than ever."

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