It’s no secret that there is a skill shortage in our country, specifically in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields and middle-skill positions in manufacturing. In fact, over the next decade it’s expected that 3.5 million new manufacturing jobs need to be filled, but only 1.5 million people will have the skills necessary to do so. What other impacts will the skills gap have on hiring going forward? Read on.
- There are more people looking for work than there are job openings
- Time to fill a position recently hit an all-time high
- With an emphasis on higher education and Baby Boomers retiring at an alarming rate, many middle-skill jobs are going unfilled