(CareerBuilder news release) More than a third (35 percent) of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to news release issued this week by CareerBuilder.
“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,” Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America said in a news release. “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.”
The study began with a nationwide survey, which was conducted from May 14 to June 5, 20l3, and included more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals.
In the study, CareerBuilder asked employers to identify the hardest-to-fill positions within their organizations that stay open 12 weeks or longer.
Among the jobs that were cited as most difficult to fill, in order of jobs added from 2010 to 2013, are:
· Sales Representative
· Machine Operator/Assembler/Production Worker
· Truck Driver
· Software Developer
· Marketing Professional
· IT Manager/Network Administrator