Great Job Openings, No Candidates

Hiring managers struggle to find employees, even as millions of jobs seekers are desperate for work.

By Jessica Dickler, staff writer

NEW YORK ( -- Despite millions of unemployed job seekers desperate for work, many open positions are languishing unfilled. The reason? Not enough candidates.

With job openings largely concentrated in specialized industries like healthcare, green technology and energy, some employers say the problem is finding qualified workers, which are in short supply. Meanwhile, they are inundated with eager candidates from other industries who lack the skills and experience that the job requires.