Make The Industry Skills Gap Work For You [Infographic]

Big bucks are slipping through the unfilled cracks

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There's no argument that skills gaps hurt workers. Four million jobs remain unfilled while over 10 million people are unemployed – a number that doubles when you consider those working part-time and temp jobs just to make ends meet. Then there are the unnumbered but very real people who are stagnating in lower level positions with no opportunities to move up in their company because they lack the skills to do so.

But what about the flip side? How are companies affected?

Employers are not holding out on workers because they want to. The average cost to companies for each position that goes unfilled for three months or more is a staggering $14,000, and could be as high as $25,000 for some companies, according to a new CareerBuilder study. More than half the companies surveyed currently have openings for which they can't find qualified candidates.

Learn more about the ways skills gaps hurt employers in the infographic below.



Click the highlighted text to browse listings and apply for jobs in the industries with most demand:

1. Computational and mathematical
Sample job titles
: Accountant, biostatistician, analyst

2. Architecture and engineering
Sample job titles
: Project manager, mechanical engineer, IT engineer

3. Management
Sample job titles
: Store manager, account executive, junior marketing associate

4. Healthcare (practitioners and technical)
Sample job titles
: Nurse, customer service representative, technician

5. Installation, maintenance and repair
Sample job titles
: Technician (various)

Click the company name to review openings and apply for jobs at these firms that are committed to bridge the skills gap with training and educational programs:

1. Randstad
Industry
: Recruiter

2. Bosch
Industry
: Engineering and electronics

3. MasTec, Inc
Industry
: Recruiter

4. Cisco
Industry: Networking equipment

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Mariya Pylayev is a multimedia journalist who specializes in web and video production. She graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has contributed to CNNMoney, CUNY TV’s 219West and WNYC. Her work has also been featured in L Magazine, Feet in 2 Worlds and The Independent Media Channel. Follow her on Twitter: @mariyapy

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