Skills Shortages Blight One in Five Vacancies, Finds Survey

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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).

 

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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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