Workers may be gaining more bargaining power over potential employers as businesses struggle to fill open positions, LinkedIn's chief economist Karin Kimbrough said Monday.

"We've seen a surge in employers looking to bring on new workers. At the same time, maybe the job seekers haven't responded at the same pace. I don't think there's a shortage of workers, I think workers are still navigating a lot of the aftereffects of the shutdown," Kimbrough told CBSN anchor Lana Zak during the special "Employment in America: A Shifting Workforce."

Kimbrough said some workers may not have child care or still perceive the risk of returning to work as being too high for the wages offered.

"There's always a negotiation or a power dynamic between employers and employees. It is definitely the case that it might have tilted a bit in favor of the employees at this moment because we're seeing this surge of job openings," she said. "We're seeing it across lots of different industries."

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