Overcoming the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent shortage

Overcome the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent shortage


Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals bring valuable expertise to businesses. We’re the experts your business can count on when you need to connect with these hard-to-find professionals. To learn more, check out our infographic or contact us today.

In order to drive growth for your business, you need people in your workforce who can drive innovation. That’s why connecting with people who have backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is especially crucial. Unfortunately, it’s also becoming especially difficult.

For every 1.9 available STEM jobs, there is only one qualified STEM professional available for hire. Making matters worse, STEM career opportunities are expected to increase 17 percent by 2018, well above the 9.8 percent expected job growth for all other skill sets. Thus, the shortage of qualified STEM professionals is only expected to increase.

Fortunately, Adecco can help you overcome the shortage. Contact us today.

We’re experts at STEM recruiting

As the world’s largest staffing firm, we keep our clients ahead of the latest trends and challenges impacting the workforce—and that includes the STEM shortage. In fact, in 2013 alone, our STEM recruiters placed 13,000 talented STEM professionals into hard-to-fill roles across all industries.


To connect you with the best STEM talent, we forge connections with these professionals ourselves. Here’s how we do it:

  • We work closely with colleges and universities to pipeline the next generation of great STEM talent. We also sponsor the annual Future Engineers Scholarship, which awards $2,500 to an aspiring engineer.
  • Our dedicated STEM recruiters know the local and national job markets inside and out. They are constantly sourcing candidates, including those that are already working, to make sure we have the precise STEM talent for specific STEM jobs.
  • We partner with our talent to help them throughout their STEM careers. As a result, we know their skills, their strengths and their career goals, allowing us to make superior matches that benefit our candidates and our clients.

As a result of these efforts, we currently have connections with more than 2.1 million STEM candidates, including engineering technicians, electrical engineers, business analysts and other hard-to-find professionals. So when you are looking to cross an opening off your available STEM jobs list, or if you are staffing up for special projects that require specialized talent, we can help. To learn more, contact us.

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