40% of employers worldwide face talent shortages, driven by IT
"Employers, start your engines: the race to capture top tech talent is at its toughest level in nearly a decade. Some 40% of employers globally report that they are experiencing difficulty filling jobs – the highest number since 2007, according to ManpowerGroup's 11th annual Talent Shortage Survey. To fill the gaps, employers are increasingly training current employees on necessary, hard-to-find skills the survey found.
The survey of 42,300 employers across 43 countries and territories found that demand for IT skills, specifically, has skyrocketed: IT personnel, including developers, programmers, database administrators, and IT leaders and managers, jumped from the ninth ‘most difficult to fill’ positions to the second on a global scale.
‘Our survey reflects a changing landscape, in terms of demand employers are seeing and the concentration we're putting on the IT profession in general,’ said Chris Layden, managing director of Experis, ManpowerGroup's professional resourcing and project-based solutions brand.
The only roles that employers reported were harder to fill than IT were in the skilled trades, such as electricians, carpenters and welders. Coming in after IT were sales representatives, followed by engineers and technicians.”
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