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US Skills Gap / 39 percent employers are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills finds ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup has released the results of its eighth annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing 39 percent of U.S. employers are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills, down from 49 percent in 2012. U.S. employers report a slightly more pronounced talent shortage than their global peers, 35 percent of whom report difficulty finding the right … Continue reading

India / From Job Centres to Employability Centres

Minister for Labour and Rehabilitation Shibu Baby John on Saturday said that the employment exchanges in the state would be converted into Employability Centres with the introduction of the Additional Skill Enhancement Programme (ASEP). The project is aimed at converting Employment Exchanges into employment generation centres. These employability centres are being established to change the … Continue reading

Canada / The Trouble With Apprenticeship / Overall completion rate was 4.9% in 2007

Skilled labour shortages are expected in Canada. Apprenticeship is seen by many as one of the best ways to provide for a supply of skills matching industry needs. The German model is praised around the world, exported and copied elsewhere. What about the system in Canada? Statistics Canada has published a study by Christine Laporte … Continue reading

UK / Online apprenticeship applications increase by 41% in a year

More than 267,400 apprenticeship applications were submitted online during November 2012 and January 2013, an increase of 41% on the previous year. The figures released today by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) also found that apprenticeship vacancies have grown significantly. Nearly 25,400 vacancies were advertised online in the three months – an increase of 26.6% … Continue reading

The most important employable skills in Public Relations

Making Yourself Employable

In today‟s graduate market a degree on its own is not usually enough to convince employers that you are worthy of a job. A survey carried out on behalf of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in October 2007 questioned 500 directors to gain their views on the skills and qualities they particularly valued in graduate … Continue reading

UK / The fit between graduate labour market supply and demand

In The fit between graduate labour market supply and demand, Gaby Atfield and Kate Purcell examine 3rd year UK undergraduate degree final year students’ perceptions of the skills they have to offer and the skills employers seek. Main findings As they approached the end of their undergraduate courses, over 80% of respondents believed that they have the skills employers are likely to be … Continue reading

Skills Gap – Illinois – Widening on factory floors

Say “skills gap” to any manufacturer, and invariably they’ll respond with the number 600,000. That’s the gaping hole of unfilled jobs at U.S. manufacturers—for Illinois, estimates point to 30,000 unfilled jobs. The talent shortfall carries serious consequences. In a Manufacturing Institute 2011 skills gap report surveying more than 1,100 U.S. manufacturers, 74 percent of respondents … Continue reading

Unesco – India – Over a third of 15 to 19 year olds have less than lower secondary education

Over one quarter of young people in South and West Asia fail to complete primary school and lack skills for work. In India alone over a third of 15 to 19 year olds in India have less than a lower secondary education and lack the skills they need for work and young people without skills … Continue reading

South Africa – Skills and vocational training need rethink

Late in 2008, Acts were passed to make substantial changes to the first post-1994 national qualifications framework. It was split into three linked frameworks, each with its own quality council: Umalusi, the Higher Education Quality Council and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations. This signified a dramatic policy shift and the introduction of the … Continue reading

Where the Skills Gap Really Resides: a huge mismatch at the middle-skill level

It is those people who have not earned the minimum of a two-year degree that Scaglione says constitute a large population of our country who are stuck in low-skilled jobs that do not require any higher education.  Low-skilled jobs that do not require a minimum of a two-year degree represent about 35 percent of all … Continue reading

Employability – What Employers are Looking For

Employability has become a familiar and commonplace term, used by employers and the media in the post economic-crisis job market. But what does “employability” actually mean and what is its relevance for school leavers? Employability refers to a person’s ability to secure a job, to remain employed, and to progress and perform well in their … Continue reading

Skills gap – Session Explores Solutions to Auto Industry’s Skilled Worker Shortage

In an industry that now employs 22 percent fewer workers than it did just five years ago, automotive employers are finding they must search extensively to fill job openings. The market for skilled workers and the global competition for talent will be the focus of “Surviving the Skills Shortage: Hiring Strategies and Solutions” at the … Continue reading

Is America falling behind in the Talent War ?

The search for skills has been a daunting task for U.S. companies trying to find the right person to fill well paying and highly skilled jobs. Despite high unemployment rates, many employers report they’re struggling in the job matching process, frequently complaining that there’s a mismatch between the available domestic workforce and the skills they … Continue reading

India: Vocational training lost importance has led to the widening gap between supply and demand for skilled manpower across various industries

Although the field of education has made progress in the past ten years, this less regulated area of the education sector – vocational training— seems to have lost its importance. This has led to the widening gap between the supply and demand for skilled manpower across various industries. This shortage of skills has translated directly … Continue reading

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