Harris Interactive conducted a U.S. survey for CareerBuilder earlier this summer. The survey included responses from over 2000 private-sector hiring managers and HR professionals. The company then paired the list of positions with job-growth data provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), to highlight the number of positions that were added post recession. EMSI data are collected from more than 90 federal and state sources, such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and state labor departments.
Below are the jobs that were indicated to be most difficult to fill, in order of jobs added from 2010 to 2013…
Sales representative (584,792 new jobs added, representing 3.8 percent job growth).
Machine operator/assembler/production worker (135,363 new jobs, or 9.9 percent growth).
Nurse (135,325 new jobs, representing 5 percent growth).
Truck driver (113,517 new jobs, or 6.7 percent growth).
Software developer (103,708 new jobs for 11.2 percent growth).
Engineer (73,995 new jobs, or 4.9 percent growth).
Marketing professional (57,045 new jobs, representing 11.3 percent growth).
Accountant (55,670 new jobs, or 4.5 percent growth).
Mechanic (53,002 new jobs, representing 4.1 percent growth).
IT manager/network administrator (48,709 new jobs, or 7.5 percent growth).
Is your organization trying to fill one of these positions? Are you finding yourself struggling to fill them? Feel free to share any feedback or questions you may have!