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The Hardest Jobs to Fill in the US

Niche skills are always an asset, and that's truer than ever in 2009. It might be an employer's market these days, but some hiring managers are having a lot of trouble filling specific positions. Manpower, a staffing firm, composed its annual survey of the hardest jobs to fill in the US, and surprise, surprise, those requiring a background in math and science are among the tough ones. Find out if you have one of the hardest jobs to fill when you


  1. Engineer
  2. Nurse
  3. Skilled Trades (electrician, bricklayer, carpenter, cabinetmaker, mason, plumber, welder)
  4. Teacher
  5. Sales Representative
  6. Technician (workers in engineering, technical, operations, maintenance roles)
  7. Truck Driver
  8. Information Technology Staff
  9. Laborer
  10. Machinist or Machine Operator


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