Talent Shortage Greatest Hiring Difficulty

February 25, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - As baby boomers reach retirement age, jobs are opening up across a variety of industries, but employers are having a hard time filling these vacancies.

This week’s question from info USAPoll.com asked U.S. businesses, “How hard is it to find qualified employees?” More than 680 respondents, or 66%, answered it was “very difficult” to find qualified employees.

Meanwhile, 287 respondents, or 28%, said it was “somewhat difficult,” and 63 respondents, or 6%, said they had “no problem” finding qualified candidates.

Employers are experiencing talent shortages especially for executive, sales representative, accountant, and software professional positions, according to info USAPoll.com.