Skilled Worker Shortage: Still a Concern
Even as unemployment remains stubbornly high in the United States, companies looking to hire certain skilled workers are finding a shortage of qualified candidates. ManpowerGroup's 2011 Talent Shortage Survey results indicate that finding workers with certain skill sets is a global problem that becomes increasingly critical each year.
According to the survey, the United States saw one of the most dramatic talent shortage surges in the past year, jumping from 14 percent of respondents saying they were having difficulty filling jobs, to 52 percent of respondents. Only India had a sharper increase in the past year.
Early signs of the U.S. shortage could be seen in late 2010, when Clifton Gunderson conducted a survey of manufacturing and wholesale distribution executives and found 39 percent of employers listing “Finding and retaining good employees” as one of their top concerns.
How Do You See the Labor Market?
Tell us how you see the labor market affecting your business in the coming year. U.S. manufacturing and distribution executives can sign up to participate in Clifton Gunderson’s second annual Manufacturing and Distribution Outlook Survey and receive a complimentary benchmark report.
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