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Informational Interview Leads to Full Time Position for Colombian Sociologist

Name: Monica

Country: Colombia

Profession: Youth Center Coordinator

Monica, a Sociologist from Colombia had nearly given up on her professional job search. Out of her professional field for more than five years, she was working as a sales associate to pay the bills. Upwardly Global connected her with a well-known Chicago-based nonprofit. Monica now proudly serves as a Youth Center Coordinator for the organization.

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Name: Nikolai Kastioukevitch

Country: Belarus

Profession: Business Analyst

Company: NYC Department of Small Business Services

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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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