CareerBuilder and EMSI Show Employers Alternative Talent Pools for Hard-to-fill Positions

      CareerBuilder and EMSI Show Employers Alternative Talent Pools for
                            Hard-to-fill Positions

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 11, 2013

CHICAGO, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Can't find skilled workers for
in-demand positions? Nearly half of employers (47 percent) reported that they
usually or always hire candidates who have held the same job title as the
position they're hiring for.^1 A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic
Modeling Specialists (EMSI) shows that pursuing alternative talent pools just
may be the answer.

"Nearly three-in-ten employers currently have open positions for which they
can't find qualified candidates^2," said Brent Rasmussen, President of
CareerBuilder North America. "Instead of waiting for the perfect hire, we see
more companies hiring workers from closely-related occupations who won't
require a great deal of training and can get up to speed quickly."

EMSI compatibility index helps assess the similarity between occupations based
on the knowledge, skills and abilities they require. The following are
examples of hard-to-fill jobs and occupations with compatible skills sets
according to the index:

Electrical Engineering Technician (helps engineers design and test electrical
and electronic equipment such as computers, medical devices, navigational and
communications equipment, etc.^3)
Median salary: $56,950
Related occupations:

  oAudio and Video Equipment Technician - $41,808
  oCamera and Photographic Equipment Repairers - $37,065
  oComputer User Support Specialists - $49,046

Machinist (uses machine tools to make or modify primarily parts)
Median salary: $39,353
Related occupations:

  oComputer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators - $35,339
  oAutomotive Body and Related Repairers - $36,150
  oHeat Treating Equipment Setter - $33,488

Medical Assistant (performs administrative and clinical tasks in the offices
of health practitioners)
Median salary: $29,473
Related Occupations:

  oPharmacy Technician - $29,265
  oPhlebotomist - $31,158
  oOccupational Therapy Aide - $28,496

Web Developer (designs and modifies Web sites)
Median salary: $74,859
Related occupations:

  oDatabase Administrator - $75,795
  oComputer Systems Analyst - $78,249
  oVideo Game Designer - $79,310

Business Intelligence Analyst (produces financial and market intelligence by
querying data repositories and generating reports)
Median salary: $79,310
Related occupations:

  oMarket Research Analyst and Marketing Specialist - $60,507
  oClinical Data Manager - $73,964
  oRisk Management Specialist - $59,467

Technical Writer (produces instruction manuals and other supporting documents
to explain complex and technical information)
Median salary: $65,936
Related Occupations:

  oReporters and Correspondents - $35,776
  oParalegals and Legal Assistants - $47,860
  oProduction, Planning and Expediting Clerks - $43,409

Accountant (prepares and examines financial records)
Median salary: $62,483
Related occupations:

  oBudget Analyst - $69,617
  oTax Examiner and Collectors, and Revenue Agents - $49,961
  oCredit Analyst - $61,672

^1 and 2 CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive survey of more than 2,000 hiring
managers in November 2012.

^3 Occupation definitions are based on information from the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics and

About EMSI

Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) is a CareerBuilder company that
provides industry-leading employment data and economic analysis via web tools
and custom reports. EMSI has produced more than 1,200 comprehensive impact
analyses for colleges and universities in the US and internationally, and its
web tools — Analyst and Career Coach — are used by thousands of professionals
in higher education, workforce and economic development, and the private

About CareerBuilder®

CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping
companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site,®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24
million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 50 million resumes. CareerBuilder
works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from
employment branding and talent and compensation intelligence to recruitment
solutions. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband
portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search
technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI),
Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its
subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and
Asia. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Jennifer Grasz

SOURCE CareerBuilder

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