Today, the United States faces a huge worker shortage. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more job openings each month than people who are looking for work. Data released by the US Department of Labor reveals a real shortage, particularly in highly skilled roles. At the end of January 2019, vacant jobs in the US economy were 7.6 million and only 6.5 million people were searching for work – and the gap is growing each month.
Remote workers can fill the gap
Remote work is the best solution. Hiring remote increases your chances of finding the right talent from a much larger talent pool. Instead of being limited to local candidates or candidates who are almost but not quite the right fit, you can recruit the best of the best from across the globe.
US employers are considering creative solutions to search for talent, due to a tight labor market including looking north to find the right talent. Canada has become the number one choice for the employers as a future talent hub, suggests Envoy Global survey. Being your neighbours to the north, Canadian remote workers are an easy fit for your team. They share timezones, language and a workplace culture. Being in a slower growing economy, though, they have fewer opportunities at home and are ready to explore opportunities abroad.
With booming tech and financial sectors, Canada is the most important new candidate market for US hiring managers. Here are five of the hardest to fill roles that can be filled by Canadian remote workers.
Information security experts plan and execute security frameworks to protect an organization or company’s computer systems from cyber attacks, and help set and keep up security benchmarks.
A solution architect designs the product or service on budget, on time and assures that it solves the problem that it was designed for. Technical and business skills are required for a solution architect to have.
Financial advisors provide clients on how to manage investments, taxes and money. They research and recommend the most appropriate services or products to the clients for their needs.
Business analyst helps stakeholders to define their business needs and provides solutions to achieve business goals.
Sales consultants possess skills and experience in selling products and solutions for the clients. The consultant may be self-employed or work for a consulting firm.