If Unemployment Is So High, Why Is Hiring So Hard?

High unemployment doesn’t mean high availability of skilled workers. Bridging the training gap will be critical for bringing down unemployment and righting the ship.

This problem is alarmingly widespread and not limited to start-ups: According to PricewaterhouseCoopers 15th annual CEO survey, released at last Januarys World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, nearly 50% of CEOs from all sectors and all corners of the globe say that this skill gap has become more difficult to fill.How is it possible that finding talented employees is a problem for U.S. and European business when unemployment rates remain so stubbornly high? Why are CEOs having just as much trouble finding talent now as they did in tighter job markets?

via If Unemployment Is So High, Why Is Hiring So Hard? – Robert Moritz – Harvard Business Review.