“From May 2019 to May 2021, the share of job listings that said “no experience required” rose about two-thirds (from 10 percent to 16 percent), according to the data analytics firm Emsi Burning Glass. Likewise, in occupations where employers have had particular trouble finding talent — such as cable installers or medical coders — job ads have become more likely to specify that training will be provided.
In other words: While workers can afford to be picky, employers cannot.
Employers are “tapping talent pools they may not have been willing to consider before,” says Matt Sigelman, the CEO of Emsi Burning Glass. This is also evident from sharp declines in the share of ads requiring background checks for positions such as tellers, pharmacy technicians and computer programmers.”