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Talent Shortage Reveals Global Need for IT Staff

ManpowerGroup has researched global talent shortages and their impact for a decade. Employers have consistently reported difficulty hiring right-skilled talent, and this trend shows no sign of abating. After surveying more than 41,700 hiring managers in 42 countries, what are the skills in demand?

Global: Top 10 Jobs Employers are Having Difficulty Filling

  1. Skilled Trade Workers
  2. Sales Representatives
  3. Engineers
  4. Technicians
  5. Drivers
  6. Management/Executive
  7. Accounting & Finance Staff
  8. Secretaries, Administrative Assistants & Office Support Staff
  9. IT Staff
  10. Production/Machine Operators

IT Needs Through the 10-Year History of the Talent Shortage Survey:

The demand for IT staff has been in the global top 10 survey results for 5 out of 10 years and 7 out of 10 years in the U.S. of the survey. Specific IT hiring challenges were highest for developers and programmers, database administrators, and IT leaders and managers.

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