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Empowerment through Education: Cummins Works to Close the Skills Gap

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Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Jay Divine

Last year, we launched Job Seeker Spotlight, a program designed to highlight the efforts of individuals currently looking for work on CareerBuilder. We showcased what made each one of them unique — highlighting their creativity, personality and passion to increase their exposure and catch the eyes of employers out there.

Now we’re doing even more to coach each featured job seeker and provide the right direction with our Talent Development solutions. Continue reading >>

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Free Webinar: The Truth About the Skills Gap

Over the month of March we’ve been talking a lot about the continued growth of the skills gap in the U.S. Many hiring managers and recruiters confront the reality of the skills gap on a daily basis. In fact, more than half of employers nationwide have an open job for which they cannot find qualified candidates, and 80 percent have difficulty filling positions altogether.  Continue reading >>

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It’s 2014: Do You Know Where Your Wages Are?

As the country recovers from the Great Recession, things are looking up for the economy. Jobs are not quite so difficult to come by and markets are bouncing back. Although these conditions might seem favorable for workers who have waited years for a raise or job seekers looking for new opportunities, an alarming trend has emerged: Employers are not paying better wages. Continue reading >>

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Well-Served: How Securitas USA Empowers the Employment of America’s Veterans

Welcome to Empowering Employment, where we celebrate the companies that are doing their part to bridge the skills gap, create jobs and help the economy. This month, CareerBuilder is proud to recognize Securitas Security Services USA, whose collaboration with the 100,000 Job Mission is creating opportunities for military veterans, their families and the communities they serve.

Long before its announced alliance with the 100,000 Jobs Mission in 2012 – a collective effort to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020 – Securitas Security Services USA already had a long history of hiring military veterans. Continue reading >>

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4 Things You Must Do to Jump the Skills Gap

Companies are facing a growing problem:They can’t make the right hires. Although they’re adding jobs in response to more positive economic conditions, they cannot find skilled workers to fill those jobs. According to our survey, an incredible 52 percent of employers claim they have difficulties finding qualified candidates for their open jobs.

This may come as a surprise, considering 44 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Continue reading >>

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3 Reasons Why Training Your Employees Now is Crucial

Five years after the end of the Great Recession, though the economy is rising to pre-recession health and more jobs are being added daily, we’re seeing a unique and alarming trend emerging in the job market: Employers are having trouble finding qualified people to fill their open positions.

Many factors have contributed to this skills gap. According to our research, one of the largest components is rooted in a scarcity of training opportunities for employees and candidates. Continue reading >>

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Skills Gap 2014: The High Cost of Unfilled Positions

A new study looks at the financial impact of the skills gap.

What is the skills gap really costing employers? According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, employers estimate that, on average, they lose more than $14,000 for every job that stays vacant for three months or longer, and 1 in 6 companies say they lose $25,000 or more.

This is the first post in a multi-part series on The Hiring Site focused on the effects of the skills gap and what you can do to help bridge the divide.  Continue reading >>

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How Year Up is Closing the Skills Gap and Opening Up Opportunities

Welcome to Empowering Employment, where we celebrate the companies that are doing their part to bridge the skills gap and help the economy. This month, CareerBuilder is proud to recognize Year Up, a national non-profit that provides low-income young adults with the skills and experience they need to “move from poverty to a professional career” in a year. In the following Q&A, Year Up founder and CEO, Gerald Chertavian discusses how Year Up is working to close the skills gap and how others can get involved as well. Continue reading >>

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1 in 2 Employers Will Train New Hires to Close the Skills Gap

More companies are taking it upon themselves to build the “perfect” employee instead of waiting for one. In the face of the skills gap challenge, nearly half (49 percent) of employers say they expect to hire and train individuals who don’t have experience in their industry to get them skilled up, according to CareerBuilder’s Q1 hiring forecast. That number is up quite a bit (39 percent) from last year. Continue reading >>

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Degrees v. training: Fight to the death?

Degrees v. Training to Close the Skills Gap: A Fight to the Death?

Unlike in the wildly popular Hunger Games trilogy, where contestants are pitted against each other in a fight to the death and there can only be one victor while the rest perish, I think when it comes to closing the skills gap there’s room for more than just one approach.

The arguments squarely for or against formal education (i.e., degrees) versus training or credentialing as a means to close the skills gap are constantly bandied about, but I don’t necessarily think it’s a matter of one versus the other across the board. Continue reading >>

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