Hardest to fill positions for skilled labor
The growing deficit of skilled labor needed to fill in-demand jobs is causing a drag on employers across the globe, according to the global CareerBuilder survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive from November 1 to November 30, 2012 among more than 6,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals in countries with the largest gross domestic product.
A significant number of employers in the ten largest world economies said that extended job vacancies have resulted in lower revenue and productivity and the inability to grow their businesses.
“The inability to fill high skill jobs can have an adverse ripple effect, hindering the creation of lower-skilled positions, company performance and economic expansion,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder.
“Major world economies are feeling the effects of this in technology, healthcare, production and other key areas. The study underlines how critical it is for the government, private sector and educational institutions to work together to prepare and reskill workers for opportunities that can help move the needle on employment and economic growth, ” he added.
Not surprising, technical fields – namely Information Technology and Engineering - dominated the areas where employers said they are having the most difficulty recruiting skilled talent. Here are the hardest to fill positions for skilled labor in the 10 countries with the largest GDP.
U.S. – Information Technology, Sales and Engineering
U.K. – Engineering, Information Technology and Customer Service
France – Production, Sales and Customer Service
Germany – Information Technology, Engineering and Sales
Italy – Production, Creative/Design and Sales
Russia – Engineering, Production and Information Technology
India – Research & Development, Information Technology and Marketing
China – Research & Development, Creative/Design and Engineering
Japan – Engineering, Information Technology and Research & Development
Brazil – Information Technology, Production and Customer Service