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The ‘Great Mismatch'

Companies with record openings and applicants aren't connecting

Job postings flood the internet and help wanted signs are everywhere as companies struggle to fill job openings from a labor force with far fewer people than before the [coronavirus] COVID-19 pandemic.

But despite what should be a fertile field of opportunity, some job seekers have trouble getting traction, said Jason Eckert, executive director of career services at the University of Dayton.

"It's not unusual to hear from job seekers, or, in my case, from college students, saying, 'I applied online, I didn't hear anything, I feel as though no one is really reading or no one is paying attention to me,'" Eckert said. "Why is that? There still are areas where the job growth maybe hasn't caught up to the demand or the interests of job seekers."

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