Study Finds Employers Still Unable to Fill Key Jobs
Leading staffing and human capital consulting firm ManpowerGroup has issued a new report on talent availability. Their new report, the 2012 Talent Shortage Survey has recently found that 49 percent of U.S. employers are finding it difficult to fill mission-critical positions, especially jobs in skilled trades, IT, and engineering.
However, 56 percent of worldwide employers say that unfilled positions will not have much impact on customers, investors, and other constituents. This proportion has grown since 2011, when 36 percent of employers reported the same. The report also found that over half of all new jobs were created in the professional and business services industry (47,000 jobs), where temp workers accounted for 25,000 of the increase. The private sector added 80,000 new jobs in June, up from May’s revised figure of 77,000 jobs.
“We remain in a unique long period of unemployment and underemployment, during which skills requirements are moving fast,” said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. “We still have demand, but employers face heaping amounts of uncertainty that stems from what’s happening with Europe, China, Obamacare, the upcoming U.S. general election, etc.”
Joerres continues, “Stakeholders in the U.S. economy cannot wait for jobs to be created. All employers, educators and levels of government, and individuals play a critical role in creating jobs. The right blueprint and scalable model initiatives exist. What’s needed is for businesses, educators and governments to intricately collaborate in mapping how to sustain the U.S. talent pipeline.”
ManpowerGroup is a leading workforce solutions provider specializing in solutions addressing talent-driven needs such as recruitment, development, career management, outsourcing, and workforce consulting.