Major Economies Need More Skilled Workers, Engineers: Study

May 29, 2012

The United States and other large economies cannot find enough skilled workers, engineers and other in-demand employees, according to an annual study on talent shortages.

The study, by staffing services giant ManpowerGroup (MAN.N), found 34 percent of employers around the world report trouble filling jobs because of a lack of available talent. The percentage is unchanged from 2011 but up from the prior three years.

However, most of the employers — 56 percent — say unfilled jobs are likely to have little or no impact on customers and investors. That is up from 36 percent who said so a year ago.

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