A Mismatched Workforce

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Have you taken a look at the job market lately? Surveys and statistics point to accounting as a profession that is bucking the economic downturn trend and, while we might not be seeing full employment, at least there are still opportunities. But an interesting interview with Experis, a workforce solutions company, indicates that it's not all roses and lollipops in the accounting profession when it comes to finding the right employees for the jobs.

Employers, it seems, tend to look for specific skills and characteristics when considering potential employees, whilst the job seekers who have certain skills are guilty of pricing themselves out of the market because they know they've got what employers want. Surely this is a small problem when compared to the throngs of situations where people are just plain out of work, but nevertheless, the problem appears to exist.


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