In the past, we’ve addressed how the U.S. economy is experiencing a growing skills gap – companies are struggling to find highly skilled workers to fill open positions. Yet this isn’t just a U.S. issue – employers across the globe are feeling the effects of unfilled job openings on their bottom line.
According to a new CareerBuilder survey, a significant number of employers in the 10 largest world economies say that extended job vacancies have resulted in lower revenue and productivity and the inability to grow their businesses.
When asked what positions were the hardest to fill, employers cited technical fields – information technology and engineering – as being some of the most difficult. Other areas mentioned include sales, customer service, research and development, production, creative/design and marketing.
Check out the infographic below for additional results from CareerBuilder’s global skills gap survey.