Crowds of job-seekers line up at the CBS booth at a job fair at Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Although the unemployment rate is nearly hitting 10 percent, approximately 2.7 million jobs remain open, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Even though we are in a deep recession and unemployment remains high in many markets, employers worldwide still report that they cannot find the talent they need when they need it,” says Joyce Gioia, workplace futurist and CEO of Employer of Choice International Inc.  

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