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July 25th, 2013 at 8:04 am

Top 10 jobs employers are struggling to fill

These occupations are experiencing strong job growth and provide good opportunities for workers with the right skills.

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Which jobs are hardest for employers to fill? CareerBuilder reports that 35% of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer.

 

Here are the top 10 jobs that are the hardest for employers to fill. If you’re unemployed, underemployed or simply looking to make a change, these occupations are experiencing strong job growth and provide good opportunities for workers with the right skills. You’ll up your chances of getting hired if you’re qualified because there’s going to be less competition.

  • Sales Representative
  • Machine Operator/Assembler/Production Worker
  • Nurse
  • Truck Driver
  • Software Developer
  • Engineer
  • Marketing Professional
  • Accountant
  • Mechanic
  • IT Manager/Network Administrator

On a related note, hiring doesn’t slow down during the summer anymore. In fact, companies ratchet up recruiting efforts when qualified employees are in short supply.

Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America, says, “Two in five employers (41%) 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.”

Via About.com

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