Employers aren’t just struggling to find high-skill professionals, they are also struggling to find low- and middle-skill workers, according to a report released today by TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI).
The Tacoma, Washington-based staffing provider surveyed nearly 1,500 managers and found that:
“Low unemployment coupled with globalization, accelerated technology advancement and evolving work models are creating talent deficits across all skill levels within organizations,” TrueBlue CEO Patrick Beharelle said. “The skills supply is not keeping up with demand, which is fueling a greater intensity in an already competitive labor market and adversely impacting productivity, service quality and revenue growth for businesses.”
The report also found that employers are responding to the difficulties of finding workers with 41% planning to raise compensation for entry-level workers and 46% planning to train and hire the long-term unemployed.
Source: Staffing Industry Analysts