Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy
I' am a Senior Oracle Consultant and I struggle to fill vacancies. It's not the lack of candidates but we are always looking for people with specific skills / modules which makes it increasingly difficult to put excellent all-rounders in front of a client because as soon as they see the consultant profile they throw it back.
IT will always be an area with vacancies because the tech moves so fast, and it takes a special kind of person to commit to national / international travel, and even the holy grail of ' Working From Home ' really is only for the few.
I have been out of the job market for several (many) years now so I don't really have a current understanding of the market place. However, it seemed to me that that phenomena was already occurring before I retired. The work force has been complacent and has not kept abreast of technological development. As a result, that US work force is ill prepared to compete on a global scale with those countries who have been training a technological work force. The movement to off shore manufacturing was inevitable. Moving it back will be nearly impossible.
On a very small scale, you can see why if you simply look at the curriculum of todays' high school students. Where has math and science gone? Where have the industrial arts gone?