Employers are Hiring, But Can't Find Skilled Workers; HR in Demand

As the second half of the year begins, over 82% of employers report they are actively hiring for open positions. However, 80% of those employers are having trouble finding candidates, with 70% reporting a skills shortage, according to a survey released Tuesday by global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The survey was conducted over three weeks in May and June among 150 human resources professionals at companies of various sizes and industries nationwide.

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