With millions of Americans out of work, many people are turning to credit card consolidation to make ends meet, but it seems that for people with the right skills, unemployment isn’t a problem.
According to a recent report from the Associated Press, jobs in nursing, engineering and some other niche fields are not only paying well, but have a number of openings companies are finding hard to fill.
The AP notes that Steve Jones, a recruiter in the medical industry, says he has a number of jobs he can’t find employees for. Jones told the news provider that he has more than 200 "critical" jobs in the hospital field that he is having trouble filling – many of which pay more than the national average.
But Jones and others looking to find the right candidates says most of the people filling out applications do not have the proper skills for the jobs.
That’s not good news for the millions who have lost their jobs during the recession, and the forecast seems to indicate job losses will continue.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he believes the unemployment rate will reach 10 percent before heading back down.