May 04, 2009 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The cover story in Business Week’s May 11th issue talks about the 3 million jobs that are open in the US and are difficult to fill. It’s a great read — all we tend to hear about is the millions of people in the market looking for work.

We’re experiencing the same talent shortage that we saw before the economy went south. Just because there’s more people in the market doesn’t mean there are more qualified people in the market for any given role. Our immobility, created in a large part by the mortgage mess, plays a big factor as well–talent may be geographically undesirable…

Business Week
Cover Story April 30, 2009, 5:00PM EST

Help Wanted: Why That Sign’s Bad
The nation has 3 million jobs going begging. And without retraining, U.S. workers may not be able to fill them

Surprising statistic: In the midst of the worst recession in a generation or more, with 13 million people unemployed, there are approximately 3 million jobs that employers are actively recruiting for but so far have been unable to fill. That’s more job openings than the entire population of Mississippi.

Here’s a link to the entire article:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_19/b4130040117561.htm

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