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Skilled trades again among the hardest jobs to fill

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Almost a third of U.S. employers—32%—report that they are having a hard time filling job vacancies because they can’t find skilled candidates. That bad news used to be worse: In 2014, the ManPower Group’s annual Talent Shortage Survey found 40% of employers having trouble attracting skilled workers.

For the sixth straight year, survey respondents said skilled trade vacancies were the hardest to fill, followed by commercial drivers, teachers, sales representatives and administrative staff.

When asked why they are struggling to fill certain jobs, employers cited a lack of applicants (33%), lack of experience (19%) and lack of technical competencies or hard skills (17%).

Forty-three percent of employers said talent shortages negatively affect their ability to meet customer needs.

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MIKE June 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm

I SAY BULLSHIT KNOWBODY WANTS TO WORK FOR SLAVE WAGES AND IF YOUR SELF EMPLOYED YOU MAKE WORSE THAN SLAVE LABOR WHILE THE POLITICIANS RUN AROUND SPENDING MY HARD EARNED MONEY LIKE A BUNCH OF ARROGANT ASSHOLES THAT THEY ARE. HOW ABOUT A FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR BAR TAB NANCY AND HER CREW HAD OVER SEAS AT THE POLLUTION CONTROLL CONVENTION. DRUNK WITH DISGUST FOR THE PEOPLE RUNNING THE SHOW.

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Rod May 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm

We operate in a capitalistic society. If we are short on labor it is a reflection of a history of inadequate wages being offered for the positions in question – really it is as simple as that.

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