Skills Gap: By The Numbers

May 15, 2008
U.S. companies may be better off finding skilled labor than their global counterparts, according to a Manpower study.

22 percentage of U.S. firms having difficulty filling positions

63 percentage of Japanese firms having difficulty filling positions

28 percentage of companies in Mexico having difficulty filling positions

41 percentage of U.S. firms having difficulty filling positions in 2007

12 percentage of firms in India and the UK having difficulty filling positions

Source: Manpower "2008 Talent Shortage Survey"

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Jonathan Katz | Former Managing Editor

Former Managing Editor Jon Katz covered leadership and strategy, tackling subjects such as lean manufacturing leadership, strategy development and deployment, corporate culture, corporate social responsibility, and growth strategies. As well, he provided news and analysis of successful companies in the chemical and energy industries, including oil and gas, renewable and alternative.

Jon worked as an intern for IndustryWeek before serving as a reporter for The Morning Journal and then as an associate editor for Penton Media’s Supply Chain Technology News.

Jon received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kent State University and is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.

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