The 10 hardest jobs to fill in America
Engineering ranks as the No. 1 hardest job to fill.
According to a story by Tara
Weiss at Forbes.com , you're working in one of the toughest jobs to fill.
For the second year in a
row, engineer is the hardest job to fill in America.
Why are engineers so hard to
find? "We have whole generations of people loving liberal arts, not going
into science and math," says Larry Jacobson, executive director of the
National Society of Professional Engineers.
Other professions on the
staffing firm Manpower's list of the 10 hardest jobs to fill in the U.S.:
information technology staffer, nurse, machinist, and teacher. The survey of
2,019 employers was done in the first quarter of 2009.
It might be hard to believe
that any employer is struggling to fill positions, since the unemployment rate
reached 8.9% in April, up from 5% a year before. But the Manpower survey found
that employers are having a very hard time filling jobs for skilled workers in
specific niches. "The overall unemployment rate is a killer," said
Jonas Prising, Manpower's president for the Americas. "To see something
better, you have to look at specific jobs."
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey