With unemployment so high in the U.S., it may come as a surprise that employers are having a hard time filling positions. Manpower Group recently released a survey reporting on a lack of talent among job applicants.
In the U.S., 49 percent of employers reportedly experience difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available talent.
Globally, Japan is having the hardest time finding skilled workers, with 81 percent of employers reporting having trouble filling positions, according to the survey.
While a lack of applicants may be a contributing issue worldwide, there are plenty of workers available in the U.S. Unemployment rates in the U.S. are as high as 10 percent or more in some states.
Here are the top 10 jobs employers in the U.S. are having the hardest time filling.
9. Machinists/Machine Operators
The war for talent in the tech and finance industry is ferocious, so it's not so surprising that the competitiveness spreads to the intern level.
4. Sales Representatives
3. IT Staff
1. Skilled Trade Workers
To see the full 2012 Talent Shortage Survey Research Results, click here.