Statistics and Market Data on Skilled Labor
On this page you can find facts, statistics and other information about topics related to skilled labor, such as the supply and demand of skilled labor, employment agencies and personnel service providers.
Skilled labor usually refers to the segment of the workforce with a high skill level that yields substantial economic value through the work performed. In general, skilled labor is characterized by a high level of expertise, high education and high wages. It involves tasks that demand specific skill sets, training, education and experience. Examples of skilled labor include physicians, attorneys, engineers, architects, professors, and scientists.
Many companies seek out help to find workers with the required skill set. Temporary work, personnel and staffing services companies, such as Manpower, Adecco, Randstad, the Allegis Group and Kelly Services, often help with human resource management and assist in finding the right personnel that fit the job requirement. According to the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett), annual sales of personnel and staffing services amount to 250 billion U.S. dollars worldwide.