Shortages In Industries Provide Job Opportunities

Shortages In Industries Provide Job Opportunities

Sheryl Silver

Labor shortages in the United States? It seems like a long time since we've heard or read much about them.

Yet, recently, I've received reports and press releases highlighting employer concerns about present and future labor shortages here in the U.S.

"With 11.6 million Americans still unemployed, it may be difficult for most to contemplate labor shortages," said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of the global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. "However, it's important [to realize] that not all the unemployed reside where jobs are being created at the fastest rate and that many who are unemployed lack the skills required to fill the openings that exist."

A visit to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Website: reveals metro areas across the U.S. with the lowest unemployment rates, with many well below the national average.

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