Staffing Insights

STEM Industries Face Hiring Challenges

In today’s economy, growth is fueled by technological innovation, so it’s no surprise that the demand for Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Math professionals (STEM) has skyrocketed since the early 1990s. The number of Scientific and Engineering jobs in the United States has grown at an average annual rate of 5.9%, compared with 1.2% for the general workforce, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Companies across the pharmaceutical, chemical, food, information technology and manufacturing industries are increasingly looking to fill their rosters with highly skilled talent. However, the current STEM labor market may not align with the industry’s demands and growth trends.

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