That suggest the Skills Gap
in the U.S. is
Believe that a skills gap exists according to research performed by
Adecco with 500 Fortune 1000 executives
Fewer workers with required skills
A 2012 report by McKinsey & Co. predicts by 2020 that global skill
gaps will reach 40 million jobs lacking qualiﬁed candidates
UNFILLED JOBS MONTHLY
In the US, (2014) there are nearly 11 million individuals
unemployed while more than 4 million jobs go unﬁlled month over
month. 67% of these jobs require speciﬁc technical skills.
IT SKILL GAP IN CURRENT WORKERS
A CompTIA study indicated that 15 Million US businesses rate the
aggregate skill levels of their IT staff as less than optimal and 93
percent indicated their employees at large had an overall skill gap
for the work required.
77% of respondents to an ASTD survey indicated that the primary
business impact of employee skills gap was lower productivity.
COLLEGE GRADUATES HIRED FOR MAJOR
A recent study by Chegg indicated that only 27% percent of
college graduates are hired in a job related to their major ...
suggesting a mis-alignment between education and jobs.
The Manufacturing Institute published a survey of 1,123
manufacturing companies that indicated a moderate to severe
shortage of available, qualiﬁed workers.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGERS
In a CareerBuilder poll conducted in 2013, Half of HR Managers
indicated that they had long-term unﬁlled positions for which they
could ﬁnd no qualiﬁed candidates.
BACK TO SCHOOL
49 percent of employers are planning to hire and then train
employees to meet their needs - a 10 point increase over the prior
year and 26% are sending employees back to school and picking up
BUILDING TALENT PIPELINES
27 percent of hiring managers are starting new high school and
middle school recruitment initiatives to increase the connection
between skills and jobs
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