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Help Wanted sign Among respondent companies, more than half indicate that they’re investing in learning platforms and development tools to build their talent pipeline. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s not just employees who are navigating a changed employment market. Employers are too, with three different challenges demanding their attention: high shortages in talent, low unemployment and a rising demand for hard and soft skills.

That’s according to the ManpowerGroup 2018 Talent Shortage Survey, which finds that 46 percent of U.S. employers say they’re having a tough time filling vacancies. They have the hardest time finding skilled trade workers, sales representatives and drivers.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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