Employers Struggle To Fill Jobs Amid Talent Shortage, Says Manpower Survey

Changing Careers? Top 10 Job Sectors Facing Major Talent Shortages

With 12.5 million unemployed Americans struggling to find work, one might assume a shortage of jobs is to blame.

Not so, says a recent study published by Manpower Group. In fact, one in two employers in the U.S. say they have have trouble filling positions.

The problem, according to the survey, is a shortage of talent in certain areas.

And this isn't just an American problem: According to the staffing agency's 2012 Talent Shortage survey, 35% of employers worldwide faced talent shortages, too.

If there's a bit of good news to be gleaned from the survey, it's that the skills shortage could be a good thing for baby boomers. Retraining for a second career could not only provide much needed job security, but also help workers build up a retirement fund that may have been depleted while unemployed, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

Top 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill:

10. Teachers

Jobs With Biggest Talent Shortages

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