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One Third Of Employers Say They Can't Fill Jobs Because There Aren't Enough Qualified Candid

• Business Insider
Staffing company ManpowerGroup reports that 52% of U.S. employers say they're having trouble filling positions — which is a huge increase from last year, when only 14% of companies said they had difficulty filling positions (via Wall Street Journal).

This can be attributed to a few different things, according to the survey of employers, who responded to the question, "Why are you having difficulty filling this specific job?" The most interesting takeaway is that 1/3 of employers say there simply aren't enough qualified candidates out there. Here are the results:

Looking for more pay than is offered: 52% Lack of "hard" job skills or technical skills: 47% Lack of experience: 35% Lack of available applicants/no applicants (e.g., talent shortage): 32%  Don't possess the right values and mindset (attitudes that people bring to jobs): 29% Lack of knowledge of business or academic disciplines or industry/formal qualifications: 25% Don't possess the right personality and intelligence (basic character and mental traits): 17% Lack of applicants willing to work on a "part-time" or "contingent" basis — they want "permanent/full-time" roles: 17% Other reasons: 17% Lack of "soft" skills or interpersonal/communication skills: 15% 

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