Skills requirements for the 30 most-frequently advertised occupations in the United States: an analysis based on online vacancy data


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Author: Beblavy, Miroslav; Fabo, Brian; Lenaerts, Karolien


Using a sample of approximately two million job advertisements published online, this paper assesses which educational, skills and other requirements US employers demand the most. [The authors'] analysis is focused on the 30 most-frequently advertised occupations in the United States, of different levels of complexity. [The] results suggest that employers are demanding in their job advertisements, even when these concern low- or medium-skilled occupations. Although vacancies for more complex occupations are generally more demanding than those for less complex ones, there is a lot of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Employment; Qualifications; Labour market

Keywords: Skill needs; Employers; Recruitment; Occupation; Labour demand

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Brussels, Belgium: Centre for European Policy Studies, 2016

Physical description: 36 p.

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Series: CEPS special report; no. 132, March 2016

ISBN: 9789461385109

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 124.669

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