August 7, 2013

CareerBuilder Lists Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2013

large word jobs with print backgroundAccording to a survey of hiring managers by CareerBuilder, over one-third of respondents have positions that have remained vacant for at least 12 weeks. The jobs cited as most difficult to fill between 2010 and 2013 include:

• Sales representative: 584,792 new jobs added between 2010 and 2013; a 3.8 percent job growth

• Machine operator/assembler/production worker: 135,363 new jobs; 9.9 percent growth

• Nurse: 135,325 new jobs; 5 percent growth

• Trucker driver: 113,517 new jobs; 6.7 percent growth

• Software developer: 103,708 new jobs; 11.2 percent growth

• Engineer: 73,995 new jobs; 4.9 percent growth

• Marketing professional: 57,045 new jobs; 11.3 percent growth

• Accountant: 55,670 new jobs; 4.5 percent growth

• Mechanic: 53,002 new jobs; 4.1 percent growth

• IT manager/network administrator: 48,709 new jobs; 7.5 percent growth

“Although the recession created an abundant pool of readily-available, unemployed talent that still exists today, employers are struggling to find new employees for technology-related occupations, sales, healthcare and a variety of other areas,” said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. “Two in five employers (41 percent) reported that they continuously recruit throughout the year, so that they have candidates in their pipeline in case a position opens up down the road. The skills gap that exists for high-growth, specialized occupations will become even more pronounced in the years to come, prompting the need to place a greater emphasis on reskilling workers through formal education and on-the-job training.”


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Joshua Bjerke, from Savannah, Georgia, focuses on articles involving the labor force, economy, and HR topics including new technology and workplace news. Joshua has a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in International Studies and is currently pursuing his M.A. in International Security.