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10 Jobs Employers Can't Fill

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The great skills gap mystery continues. Despite millions of workers still looking for jobs, there are a wide variety of positions employers just can't seem to fill, new research shows.

A study by CareerBuilder revealed that more than a third of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained open for at least 12 weeks.

"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, health care and a variety of other areas," said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America.

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Specifically, the toughest jobs to find qualified employees for right now are:

  • Sales representative
  • Machine operator/assembler/production worker
  • Nurse
  • Truck driver
  • Software developer
  • Engineer
  • Marketing professional
  • Accountant
  • Mechanic
  • IT manager/network administrator

As a way to ensure they always have a stockpile of qualified candidates for all their positions, regardless of whether one is open or not, more than 40 percent of those companies surveyed recruit throughout the year.

"The skills gapthat 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," Rasmussen said.

The study was based on surveys of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals, as well as job growth data provided by Economic Modeling Specialists.

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Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based writer and editor with nearly 20 years in media. A 1998 journalism graduate of Indiana University, Chad began his career with Business News Daily in 2011 as a freelance writer. In 2014, he joined the staff full time as a senior writer. Before Business News Daily, Chad spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Chad has also worked on the other side of the media industry, promoting small businesses throughout the United States for two years in a public relations role. His first book, How to Start a Home-Based App Development Business, was published in 2014. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Chicago suburbs.