20 May '11, 11pm

44% of employers struggle to fill vacancies (via ST iPhone App)

Up to 44 per cent of employers have found it difficult to fill critical positions, said ManpowerGroup in a press release on Friday. -- PHOTO BLOOMBERG ALMOST half of employers in Singapore have problems filling vacancies in their companies, according to a survey conducted by a human resource firm. Up to 44 per cent of employers have found it difficult to fill critical positions, said ManpowerGroup in a press release on Friday. Sales representatives and engineering talents were the hardest to recruit, and have topped the list for at least five years. They are followed by technicians and drivers. Out of all employers interviewed, one-third felt that applicants tend to lack the skills and experience necessary for the job. This signals an imbalance between the number of available workers in the workforce and the number of qualified workers. When asked what strategies employers...

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