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Engineer Engages Mentor and Strategic Job Search to Land Professional Position

Name: Isidro

Country: Dominican Republic

Profession: Application Engineer

Isidro, a mechanical engineer from the Dominican Republic, had over ten years of experience. Despite his persistence, he was frustrated by the lack of results. He called a meeting with his Upwardly Global mentor and enlisted the staff for additional support. His tireless efforts paid off. Isidro can now support his family and is enjoying a healthy work-life balance.

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"He who dreams is not a fool. Let us not all have a place for self-doubt and despair as we should always try to convert adversities and odds into opportunities. I thank you all Upwardly Global team for providing help and inspiration when it was badly needed."

Name: Abebe Gellaw

Country: Ethiopia

Profession: Executive Director

Company: Ethiopian Satellite Televison

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Talent Shortage 2011 Survey Report

ManpowerGroup surveyed nearly 40,000 employers in 39 countries and territories in 2011 to gauge the impact of talent shortages on the global labor market. The sixth annual survey also explored why employers are facing talent challenges and what they are doing to mitigate the situation.

Excerpt from the survey findings:

"India and the United States report the largest increases in difficulty; in India, difficulty increased to 67% in 2011 from only 16% in 2010—a 51 percentage point increase  (Figure 4). In the U.S., the difficulty increased to 52% from 14%, a 38 percentage point increase. These difficulties likely stem from increased demand in both countries as the economy rebounds.  . In the U.S., the difficulty increased to 52% from 14%, a 38 percentage point increase. These difficulties likely stem from increased demand in both countries as the economy rebounds."

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