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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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