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Employer Survey: Nearly 40% left jobs unfilled due to under-qualified applicants

The skills gap has become an inescapable wrinkle in Indiana’s labor market and economy, and it has caused employers statewide to speak up.

What we found in the seventh annual Ready Indiana Employer Survey:

  • Of the 532 participating employers, 39% (202) said they have recently left jobs unfilled due to unqualified applicants.
  • The most often cited occupations in need of good applicants were those in the skilled trades, such as an electrician or plumber, and in engineering (from technician to design). 
Read more: Employer Survey: Nearly 40% left jobs unfilled due to under-qualified applicants

2 - Employer Survey

The skills gap has become an inescapable wrinkle in Indiana’s labor market and economy, and it has caused employers statewide to speak up.

What we found in the seventh annual Ready Indiana Employer Survey:

  • Of the 532 participating employers, 39% (202) said they have recently left jobs unfilled due to unqualified applicants.
  • The most often cited occupations in need of good applicants were those in the skilled trades, such as an electrician or plumber, and in engineering (from technician to design). 
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