For years, America has been clamoring for ways to grow the nation's job economy — and finally, as US employment figures rise to the highest levels in five years, their prayers are being answered. However, the good news comes with an unfortunate tang of irony: jobs may be on the rise, but employers are finding they're unable to match their openings with the resumes they're receiving.
The challenges in filling job vacancies in specific industries, are threefold:
Competing for top talent in places with a high level of local competition in that industry,
Meeting the hiring needs for specific industries in sparsely populated areas, and
Filling jobs during industry-wide, nationwide talent shortages.
Which places are hiring, and in which industries is demand on the rise? Our infographic below lays it out in detail: