(Reuters) - The United States and other large economies cannot find enough skilled workers, engineers and other in-demand employees, according to an annual study on talent shortages. The study, by staffing services giant ManpowerGroup , found 34 percent of employers around the world report trouble filling jobs because of a lack of available talent. The percentage is unchanged from 2011 but up from the prior three years. However, most of the employers -- 56 percent -- say unfilled jobs are likely to have little or no impact on customers and investors. ...
The United States and other large economies cannot find enough skilled workers, engineers and other in-demand employees, according to an annual study on talent shortages. The study, by staffing services ...
After spending years searching for enough crude to pump, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry now is struggling to find and pay for enough skilled workers to tap the abundant supply in shale rock, putting US$100-billion in planned petrochemical projects at risk.
Given all the media hype about the severe shortage of skills in the US and the need for more education and training, inquiring minds may be interested in alternative views.I offer my own personal experiences at the end of the discussion.For now, please consider a viewpoint on the alleged shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) workers by the National Review: What STEM Shortage?
VANCOUVER — The current shortage of skilled tradespeople in Western Canada is so dire that the B.C. Construction Association is returning to Ireland this month to hire 600 people, said the group’s vice-president.
In fact, even if one in five students graduating from high school in B.C. during the next three years were to pursue a trade, there still wouldn’t be enough workers to fill shortages in the province’s construction industry, said Abigail Fulton.
The UK’s talent mismatch level – the gap between which skills people can offer and what employers are looking for – increased again this year and is among the most severe worldwide behind only Ireland, Spain and Portugal in Europe.
MUMBAI: Many of the 16 million or so Indian students writing Class XII board exams this year will aspire to get into one of the Indian Institutes of Technology and perhaps after that an Indian Institute of Management. Not many are looking to get into a polytechnic to learn a trade, especially after having completed 12 and more years of schooling. Could it be time for a rethink? Those who can't make it to the premier engineering and management institutes seek admission into those lower down the order.
Tech specialists and ICT specialists hired from abroad into countries like Ireland are seen, by the policymakers, as a necessary and sufficient evidence of growth in employment and domestic economic well-being. The reason for this is often found the argument that lack of local skills will result in higher labour costs and lower competitiveness of the sector and, thus, lead to outflow of ICT-linked FDI and reduced MNCs activity in the economy.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace in July and August, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, but there was little sign that wage pressures are being felt beyond highly skilled jobs.
Most of the U.S. central bank’s 12 districts around the country reported wage pressures remained “fairly modest” and were expected to remain so over the coming months, the Fed said in its Beige Book report of anecdotal information collected from business contacts.