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Shortage of traditional tradesmen affecting Spanish job market
By thinkSPAIN Team Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Qualified electricians, carpenters, builders and plumbers are the tradespeople most difficult to find to fill job vacancies in Spanish firms, according to a new study by ManPowerGroup.
According to this latest report "How to combat the lack of talent (create, attract, share, transform)", 24% of company directors in Spain have difficulties filling these vacancies in their companies.
The report's authors says that the data they have collected reflects the growing lack of talent in these areas on a global level (45%) and shows that the job of finding the ideal candidate is becoming more and more difficult because of changes in the employment market and the creation of new jobs that require specific skills and aptitudes.
From the 42,000 responses from company directors all over the world, ManpowerGroup highlights that the majority of job profiles most in demand require certificates of higher vocational or technical training, not university degrees.
Companies are looking for candidates with a good work ethic and a desire for continuous learning and development. The 1000 Spanish companies interviewed all confirmed that vacancies in the traditional manual trades are the most difficult to fill, citing electricians, builders, plumbers and carpenters in particular.
Professionals like project managers, lawyers or researchers were the next most difficult vacancies to fill, followed by professional drivers (lorry drivers, delivery drivers, bus and train drivers), and then IT specialists (experts in cybersecurity or technical support).
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