The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Manufacturing Industry


September 25, 2013

Over three-quarters (79%) of organizations in the manufacturing industry that were hiring full-time staff reported difficulty recruiting for specific open jobs, an increase from 68% in 2011. The top reasons given for recruiting difficulty were lack of the right skills among candidates (54%), lack of the right work experience (46%), and the candidates’ pay requirements not matching the hiring organization’s salary or hourly rates (28%). This report is one of eight industry-level SHRM survey findings that look at skill gaps, recruiting challenges and recruiting strategies for employers in the U.S.

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