2017 Outlook: Engineering Staffing Demand Continues to Grow and Supply Continues to Shrink
Economic momentum naturally spells a stronger job market and along with it a tighter candidate pool. The engineering field continues to evolve due to the recent post-recession boom and technical innovation. To capitalize on the country’s economic growth, organizations are expanding and looking for additional workers to fill traditional roles. Competition remains high for the best engineering talent. The engineering market is experiencing a lower unemployment rate compared to the national average.
Employment opportunities in engineering are rising, but there isn’t enough talent and experience in the workforce to meet the demand, here are several factors affecting engineering sector;
• unemployment rate is so low
• local labor markets skills shortages
• new presidential administration succeeds in it’s effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to America.
• aging and retiring engineering workforce continues to put a strain on supply as the demand increases.
EngineeringTemp wants to make our clients aware that the engineering sector is hot and you will need to do more to get quality candidates. Quality, skilled candidates are always in demand and usually the best will be in current employment and they will not be tempted to move from secure employment unless or until the rewards justify it. Our clients, who are prepared to accept our professional advice on current remuneration levels, are finding the appropriate candidates but if they seek to find the ‘cheapest’ candidate, they will struggle.
EngineeringTemp has been providing temporary engineering solutions for over 40 years. We take pride in understanding an organization’s unique needs and specifications, fulfilling those requirements with skilled temporary engineering professionals.