Barbers Included in Jobs That Will Have the Biggest Talent Shortages in 2017

In a new @fastcompany article by writer Lydia Dishman, economists argue that we’ll continue to see a sheer volume of demand for jobs like pharmacy technicians, veterinarians, and . . . drum roll, please . . . barbers!  As the war for talent rages, jobs experts take a hard look at the data and surface which are most in demand.

When you hear the phrase “war for talent” it’s not hard to imagine a battlefield of recruiters slugging it out over the slim pickings of qualified candidates. The latest findings from online job board Indeed only serve to strengthen that notion.

According to Indeed economist Daniel Culbertson, there is a wide variety of jobs that employers have a hard time filling. “From what we might think of as old-world professions like barbers to positions that require advanced professional degrees, such as veterinarians, aerospace engineers, and chief executives,” he explains. Culbertson says that can be due to a number of reasons from sheer volume of demand for the those particular workers to having a limited talent pool because there are high barriers to entry for a profession.

Indeed ranked the following jobs by the number of postings that went unfilled for more than 30 days.
The top ten were:

  • Barbers
  • Power Distributors and Dispatchers
  • Pile-Driver Operators
  • Tax Preparers
  • Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
  • Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Cargo and Freight Agents
  • Tire Repairers and Changers
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Veterinarians

Read the article in its entirety to learn why our fellow barbering professionals are in such high demand: tinyurl.com/h5w7r4b