The most common reasons employers cited for difficulty filling positions were:
- Lack of qualified candidates (24%)
- Lack of applicants (23%)
- Unfavorable working conditions (17%)
- Low wages (11%)
- Lack of work experience (9%)
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers had the highest number of difficult-to-fill positions, according to employers. There were 1,163 vacancies for this position in 2013, and 968 (83%) were difficult to fill. Here is the rest of the top 10 list.
For an in-depth report on difficult-to-fill jobs in Oregon, read here: Almost Half of Oregon’s Job Vacancies Are Difficult to Fill