Report: Hiring managers report skills matter more than degrees in new study
As the U.S. labor market becomes one of the most competitive talent markets in recent history, hiring managers are faced with a greater number of challenges, and as workers become more confident in seeking better employment opportunities, employers of all sizes across multiple industries are struggling to hire qualified candidates.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Worker Availability Ratio
found that there are currently 0.88 U.S. workers available for each job opening, and more than half of U.S. states (28) have more open jobs than available workers to fill them.
Hypothetically, this means that even if every single individual in that state who wants a job – and is available to work – could find a job, there would still be positions left unfilled. New data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation expands on this dilemma