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Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2015: Omni One Can Help

Posted June 3, 2015 & filed under Hiring Resources, Industry Insight, Job Search

Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2015: Omni One Can Help


The list of the hardest jobs to fill in 2015 has been released via Forbes, with data collected by Manpower Group. According to the data, 42% of employers surveyed this year reported that talent shortages resulted in a reduced ability to serve clients, while an identical percentage reported reduced competition and productivity.

At the top of the list for the sixth year in a row is skilled trade workers, a field that has been in the top hardest jobs to fill for quite some time. What causes these needs? As we get more and more high-tech, more people either lose actual manual labor skills and industrial labor skills, or simply they never learn them in the first place due to the tech takeover in our lives. Think about it. Students can barely write in handwriting, and most cannot write cursive, due to the reliance on typing on computers. Millennials may know how to build a website, but they most likely do not have plumbing skills or HVAC skills and so on.  Many skilled workers have either retired or moved on to different industries, and this together with the tech takeover, there is a need for skilled trade workers. In addition to this need for skilled trade workers, there is also a need for sales representatives, technicians, executives, executive assistants, and machine operators. Here at Omni One we place people in a variety of roles, but we can’t help but mention that some of the most popular positions we place in and the fields we are specialized in are on this list of the hardest jobs to fill in 2015.

Engineering? It is on the list, and a major part of our business.  As a staffing firm, we know that here at Omni One we will continue to adapt to the needs of the marketplace. Engineering is an area we have had much success in, and we will continue to help fill the engineering needs, since this list shows that engineers are in demand. As the article references, strategic thinking is key, and we like to plan ahead so we can continue to stay a leader in engineering and IT staffing, but also grow in staffing in the other areas on this “hot list”. 

Here is the list with rankings of the hardest jobs to fill in 2015:

The 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill In 2015

1) Skilled Trade Workers

2) Sales Representatives

3) Engineers

4) Technicians

5) Drivers

6) Management/Executives

7) Accounting and Finance Staff

8) Secretaries, PAs, Administrative Assistants, and Office Support Staff

9) IT Staff

10) Production/Machine Operators

Highlighted jobs on the list are popular areas that we staff for and see needs for in our offices. Our parent company, General Employment, also serves the staffing needs of the other areas through its other brands.