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Two-Thirds of Businesses Around the World Are Struggling to Hire

  • Proportion represents 15-year high in ManpowerGroup survey
  • U.S., U.K. among countries with record hiring intentions

Businesses around the world want to hire but face a similar dilemma: attracting workers. 

A survey of nearly 45,000 employers across 43 countries showed 69% of employers reported difficulty filling roles, a 15-year high, according to employment-services provider ManpowerGroup Inc. At the same time, 15 countries -- focused in Europe and North America -- reported their highest hiring intentions since the survey began in 1962.