Similarly, real estate investment trusts Ventas and Welltower mentioned concerns about wage pressures in the recent reporting period.
"It's something that we are very focused on," Scott Brinker, Welltower's chief investment officer, said in a conference call.
Some industries are expecting higher labor costs from renewed contracts, such as the case with airlines.
Contract negotiations are in the works for pilots at major U.S. airlines United, Delta, and Southwest that could result in higher wages and costs in 2016. Hospital providers, too, are citing higher employee costs.
When it warned on results last month and cited higher labor costs, HCA Holdings triggered a selloff in the hospital provider space. Its labor costs as a percentage of sales increased in the third quarter from a year ago.
Universal Health Services CFO Steve Filton, though, said the industry was not yet experiencing the same wage pressure as it was a decade ago.
To be sure, plenty of companies are still laying off workers to cut costs further, especially in the energy sector, which is hard hit by falling oil prices.
Last month, nonfarm payrolls recorded their largest gain since December 2014, while the unemployment rate fell to a 7-1/2-year low of 5.0 percent.