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Jobs Employers Can't Fill

Despite an improving employment picture, the job market can hardly be described as robust. Whatever the numbers may say, it’s still a recovery in name only, and the fact is that many Americans still feel they can’t find work. Despite that perception, there are not only jobs out there, but there are jobs that employers can’t seem to fill.The reasons are many. Applicants may lack training, demand for specific skill sets may outpace supply, and the jobs may not pay enough to constitute a step up fr

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Jobs Employers Can’t Fill

Although the employment picture is improving, the job market can hardly be described as robust, and many Americans still feel they can’t find work. Despite the common perception about a lack of work, however, there are jobs that employers can’t seem to fill.

The reasons are many. Applicants may lack training, demand for specific skill sets may outpace supply, and the jobs may not pay enough to constitute a step up from unemployment benefits. Whatever the reason, jobs in many major sectors of the economy, including retail, manufacturing and business services, are going unfilled.


Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the ManPowerGroup employment agency, as well as comments from employers and other placement firms, CNBC.com has compiled a list of jobs that are in demand. Read ahead to see them.


By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 12 March 2012

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