If you paid attention to the latest jobs report, you’ll know that the U.S. added 204,000 jobs in October – 84,000 MORE than the 120,000 jobs economists were expecting. Even though there were some cheers heard the day this report came out, the employment landscape is far from a bed of roses.
Consider this: Nearly two in five employers (39 percent) have jobs that stay open four months or longer because employers are unable to find candidates with the right skills, according to CareerBuilder’s 2013 Candidate Behavior Study.
Want to learn more? Visit the 2013 Candidate Behavior Microsite: cb.com/CandidateBehavior2013
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What does this mean for employers? Well, it’s incumbent upon employers to do their part to close the skills gap – and luckily we have a list of practical tips to use as a starting point.