According to a Fall, 2012 survey of Oregon employers, more than two-fifths (44%) of job openings were described as "difficult to fill." A variety of factors, including experience and education were listed as reasons why. Employers said they were looking for the right combination of the two factors for filling unique positions within their company.
Major findings conclude that.....
Difficult vacancies frequently required an education beyond high school, and also required previous work experience within the field.
Difficult to fill jobs also offered higher pay than those that were not.
The health care field had the highest number of difficult to fill jobs by far. Manufacturing and trade, transportation and utilities also had their share of vacancies difficult to fill.