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Skills Shortages Blight One in Five Vacancies, Finds Survey

Written by: Jo Faragher
Published on: 30 Jan 2014

Employers struggle to fill around one in five jobs because of skills shortages - and these vacancies are growing twice as fast as others, according to research published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).



In its survey of more than 90,000 employers, UKCES found that while the number of job vacancies in England has returned to pre-recession levels, so-called "skills-shortage vacancies", where employers cannot find people with the right skills and qualifications to do the job, have doubled since 2009.

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