As of May, 5.4 million people were experiencing long-term unemployment*. If you were to ask any one of them to describe the job market, they probably wouldn't have many positive things to say. Yet a new CareerBuilder Talent Crunch survey found that 38 percent of employers currently have open positions for which they can't find qualified candidates. MSN Careers - Companies hiring in July - Career Advice Article That's nearly two million jobs. This is why we need to invest in targeted education.