It’s becoming increasingly difficult for executives and managers to fill open positions in skilled trades – such as HVAC, electrical, computer networking, manufacturing industries and more – due to a lack of qualified applicants. As new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and automation, disrupt industries, they are also creating new roles within them. However, there is a lack of skilled technicians ready to fill these newly open positions.
Job openings have grown at double-digit rates since 2017 – and continue to rise.* With the rise in demand, employers are faced with new challenges in finding skilled, qualified candidates.