The Shortage Of Skilled Workers In The United States

An Examination Of This Severe And Growing Crisis

Did you know that only 6% of students consider a career in the trades? (read more below the infographic)
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An examination of the severe and growing crisis of the shortage of skilled trades workers in the United States

The Alarming Shortage Figures
In 2014, ManpowerGroup spoke to over 37,000+ employers in 42 countries to look at the extent to which they are having difficulty finding the right talent and what jobs are the most difficult to find. The top 3 jobs that employers (worldwide) are having difficulty filling are:

  1. Skilled Trades Workers
  2. Engineers
  3. Technicians

36% of all employers have reported difficulties filling jobs
54% of those empployers experience a medium-to-high impact on their ability to meet the needs of clients

The “College for All” Rhetoric

66% of high school students enroll in higher education, but only 35% of future jobs will require a 4-year+ degree.

Fast Facts

20% job growth in the PHCE industry is expected in the next 10 years
58 is the average age of electricians in Boston
60% turnover in trades employees is ecpected over the next 10 years


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