This list is from April, but still likely accurate…
Hands-on jobs like these are where some of the the worst U.S. talent shortages exist, according to Manpower Inc., which recently surveyed more than 42,500 employers worldwide. In a weakened job market, the overall percentage of U.S. employers struggling to find talented workers dropped by nearly half to 22% from 2007.
But companies are wrestling with how to fill the ranks of technical and trade careersâ€“particularly when it comes to enticing young professionals as baby boomers transition out of the work force. Another problem: As people live longer, flattening or declining birth rates mean there arenâ€™t enough people to work and sustain the retired.
Hereâ€™s the full top 10 Most Wanted:
2. Machinists/Machine Operators
3. Skilled Manual Trades
5. Sales Representatives
6. Accounting & Finance Staff
9. IT Staff
10. Production Operators
Makers, what do you think? If you’re trapped in a cubicle, it might be a good time to consider some welding classes / certifications or who knows what else if you like working with your hands, the market seems to be demanding it.