Raising the Curtain on the Hidden Job Market


by Rachel Vilsack It’s frequently reported that the majority (70 to 80 percent) of job openings are never advertised by employers. This is referred to as the hidden job market, suggesting that these jobs would be “hidden” from a job seeker who is only looking for opportunities posted online or in printed help-wanted ads. These … Continue reading Raising the Curtain on the Hidden Job Market

Are Nursing Positions Hard to Fill?


by Alessia Leibert Just over one in four RN vacancies were reported as “hard-to-fill,” based on a new employer survey on hiring difficulties in Minnesota.  Of these, a minority (18 percent) were hard-to-fill exclusively because candidates did not have the qualifications required. In this subset of vacancies, employers were generally lacking work experience in a … Continue reading Are Nursing Positions Hard to Fill?

Hiring Difficulties and Skills Mismatches in Minnesota


by Teri Fritsma When employers have difficulty filling positions, does it mean that there aren’t enough qualified people to take the position? Not always, says a new study on skills mismatches released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Sometimes there are skills mismatches, but sometimes the difficulties are the result of demand-side … Continue reading Hiring Difficulties and Skills Mismatches in Minnesota