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Employers Looking To Fill 6 Million Open Jobs

If you need a job, employers are looking to fill millions of jobs

According to Labor Department, job openings in the United States reached a record high in July at 6.17 million,

Employers continue to struggle with finding workers to fill all the open positions.

Such a high number of job openings is both good and bad.

The good:

Employers are hiring. In 2009, during the Great Recession job openings fell to 2.2 million, an all-time low. The number of openings have nearly tripled.

The bad:

Employers are struggling to find qualified candidates.  From farms to construction sites to small businesses, employers face a shortages of quality workers. Many pundits say unemployed Americans don’t have the skills needed. Others argue that employers aren’t willing to offer higher wages to attract better workers.

Foreign-born workers are some times filling in the gap.  Additionally,  Baby Boomers are often taking jobs as supplemental income . Last year, there were 27 million foreign-born workers in the United States, according to the Labor Department.

Across America – Manufacturing had nearly 400,000 openings; construction 232,000; education and health 1.1 million; finance and insurance 270,000; retail 625,000.

Time to get searching!

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