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Employers Says: No Qualified Workers Available!

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, April 10, 2012   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: In an annual meeting of Iowa Business Council at Des Moines where Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds addressed the meeting told that "There is not enough well qualified science-, technology-, engineering- and mathematics-(trained) workers for all the well-paying positions Iowa employers need to fill. Many employers are telling us of the shortage they face finding everything from qualified engineers to the machine shop floor."
The survey done by the staffing firm Manpower Group shows that more than half of U.S. employers are having trouble filling job openings because they couldn't find qualified workers. That's a huge 38 percentage point jump from 2010, when only 14 percent said they were having trouble filling positions.
The Manpower results were part of a global study of about 40,000 employers worldwide. Since 2006, the survey has consistently found that between 30 and 40 percent of employers say they can't find the right workers for the jobs they have open. "Employers need to communicate to training providers, 'Here's very specifically the skill that I will need to grow and compete going into the future," Seth Harris, Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor said during a visit to Kirkwood Community College.

Heidi Shierholz, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute says that the gap between what employers want and which workers are available isn't nearly enough to explain the high unemployment rate and the problem of skill gap is not new at all

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1: One has to look at the other side of the coin to be realistic. It is not a matter of no qualifying people for the jobs, but the reality is that "employers do not like to pay comensurate compensation to those professionals who are highly skilled and experienced". They are looking for specialized professionals whom they can pay cheap and non-comensurate to the expected functions.
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