As millions continue to look for work, there are some sectors that have been seeing a shortage of employees, with a number of positions going unfilled. Chief among these, according to many industry insiders, is trucking, which is in need of more qualified drivers.
During a recent interview with MarketWatch, American Trucking Association representative Rod Suare said that the situation was getting dire for some companies, some of which have hiring rates of "lower than 10 percent." Part of the problem is that since 1991, truckers have needed to obtain commercial driver's license's (CDLs), a requirement that can become costly.
"If nothing is done, the shortage will worsen," Suarez said in an interview with the news source. "But some companies are already doing it. More companies are considering starting their own driving schools. But none of them really want to do it. They have to, they don’t have a choice."
Healthcare is another industry that has struggled to fill positions. For example, In Texas, Parkland Memorial Hospital currently has 13,000 unfilled jobs due to a lack of qualified candidates and an overwhelmed human resources department, the Dallas News reports.
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