It’s Still Hard to Find Qualified Workers!

By Scot Feldmeyer   – BarryStaff of Cincinnati Newsletter 10/25/11

WHAT?  How can it be that employers are having difficulty finding qualified employees?    For crying out loud.   The government tells us that there are over 4 unemployed people for every job opening.   Yet according to a CareerBuilder survey, 67% of employers said they were concerned over the education and skills gap in the U.S. and the corresponding deficit in talent for specialized positions.   The places where employers find the biggest problem in hiring qualified candidates was engineering, information technology, and skilled craftsmen, (machine trades, tool & die, CNC programmers, etc.)

How could this be with so many people sitting on the sidelines collecting unemployment?   There could be several reasons.   1.) The applicants truly lack the skills needed due to a lack of education or training.   2.) They actually have these skills but they stink at communicating them in the interview process.   3.) Many ex-workers are content to sit on their backsides and collect unemployment benefits that are being extended time after time for years.

The good news is that there are still qualified people out there who would make a terrific addition to your company.   You just might need some professional help in finding them.    If you’ve spent the money and time on ads and postings and haven’t found what you are looking for, then maybe it’s time to call the recruiting professionals at BarryStaff.    We can’t help everyone every time.    But we have helped a lot of companies in the past and we just might be able to help you, too.    Why not give us a shot?   Check out our references at

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE…..Here are some more actual insurance claim statements.
– “I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way.”
– “I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.”
– “I had been driving for 40 years but I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.”
– “I was on my way to the doctor with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to wreck.”
– “As I approached an intersection a sign suddenly appeared where no sign had appeared before, so I crashed.”
– “I told the police that I was not injured, but when I took off my hat I found a fractured skull.”

Hey! Be careful out there.    And please, call us if we can help. -Scot