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ASA Skills Gap Index Identifies 172 Hard-to-Fill Jobs

The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index identified 172 hard-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the 12 months ended June 2015.

During the past quarter, microbiologists and surgeons moved into the top 10 list of hardest-to-fill positions, displacing merchandise displayers and window trimmers, and physician assistants.

“Demand for staffing and recruiting services continues to grow as labor markets tighten and companies place a higher strategic focus on talent as a key business differentiator,” said Richard Wahlquist, ASA president and chief executive officer. “Partnering with staffing and recruiting firms to develop and implement new and more effective workforce solutions helps companies more successfully source qualified talent and narrow their skills gaps.”

Members can download the full ASA Skills Gap Index report for the second quarter of 2015, and updated presentation materials, at