The 10 hardest jobs to fill in America

Engineering ranks as the No. 1 hardest job to fill.

06/05/2009


 

Raj Patel, acoustic consultant
According to a story by Tara

Weiss at Forbes.com , you're working in one of the toughest jobs to fill.

For the second year in a

row, engineer is the hardest job to fill in America.

Why are engineers so hard to

find? "We have whole generations of people loving liberal arts, not going

into science and math," says Larry Jacobson, executive director of the

National Society of Professional Engineers.

Other professions on the

staffing firm Manpower's list of the 10 hardest jobs to fill in the U.S.:

information technology staffer, nurse, machinist, and teacher. The survey of

2,019 employers was done in the first quarter of 2009.

It might be hard to believe

that any employer is struggling to fill positions, since the unemployment rate

reached 8.9% in April, up from 5% a year before. But the Manpower survey found

that employers are having a very hard time filling jobs for skilled workers in

specific niches. "The overall unemployment rate is a killer," said

Jonas Prising, Manpower's president for the Americas. "To see something

better, you have to look at specific jobs."

Read the full story.

 





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