Difficulty Filling Positions

  • America Employed

    Survey: 63% of Businesses Say Filling Positions is “Difficult”
    24% Say “Very Difficult” – Highest of Past Six Quarters
    Only 6% Report Filling Positions is “Very Easy”


    Logan, UT, August 20, 2016 —Express Employment Professionals released new survey results today revealing the increasing difficulty employers face when trying to recruit and fill positions. Respondents were asked, “Currently, how easy is it for you to recruit and fill positions?” The results represent the expectations businesses had for the second quarter of 2016. Only 6 percent said “very easy,” while 26 percent said “somewhat easy.” Thirty-nine percent said “somewhat difficult,” 24 percent said “very difficult,” and another 6 percent said, “I don’t know.”

    Express has asked this question for the past six quarters. The current survey produced the highest percentage of respondents saying “very difficult.” 

    "There are many jobs open in Cache Valley right now and plenty of available workers. For a variety of reasons those jobs just aren’t getting filled. I notice two common reasons. One, employers wait too long to pull the trigger on hiring and they lose out on the best candidates. Two, employers want to pay too low of a wage and can’t secure a matched skillset. However, for the past 15 months Cache Valley has experienced an uptick in pay rates and that has helped,” said Doug Anthony, franchise owner of the Logan, UT Express office.

    Logan America Employed 

    The survey of 390 businesses, which are current and former clients of Express Employment Professionals,covers hiring trends for the second quarter of 2016.


    If you would like to arrange for an interview with Doug Anthony, call (435) 213-1740.

    About Express Employment Professionals
    Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.

    The Logan Express office is located at 1545 N. Main, #100 and serves all of Cache Valley, Box Elder County, and Rich County. Local businesses and applicants are encouraged to stop by, visit www.expresspros.com/loganut or call (435) 213-1740.

    Doug Anthony | Owner
    1545 N. Main, Suite 100 | Logan, UT 84341
    Office: 435.213.1740 | Cell: 435.232.3885
    Email: doug.anthony@expresspros.com