A shortage of qualified job candidates continues despite the economic downturn, according to Manpower Inc.’s annual Talent Shortage Survey.
The company says 30 percent of employers worldwide are struggling to find qualified personnel. Positions in the skilled trades, sales, technical work and engineering remain the most difficult for employers to fill globally.
Manpower surveyed nearly 39,000 employers in 33 countries and territories to gauge their ability to find the talent they need.
The 10 hardest jobs to fill, as reported by 2,000 U.S. employers in 2009, are:
3. Skilled/manual trades.
5. Sales representatives.
8. Information-technology staff.
10. Machinist/machine operators.