Type "it/ict/tech skill/talent/staff shortage/crisis/chrunch", and you'll get at least a couple of 10 hits, regardless of economic situation. It's interesting to combine the above with words like "career", "young people", and "pipeline".
I'm trying to develop investment strategy on NASDAQ based on shortage shouting. I've noticed that in the past, it was always the loudest about 6-12 months before recession. This pattern is getting kinda irregular lately, though.
That 8% you've mentioned before... yeah, some of them can do IT, but they never posses the exact skill set needed by employers.
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