Bob Garfield

The hardest position to fill this year

2014 has brought its share of challenges, but there's one job every company is struggling to fill. Can you guess what it is?

Engineers

That's right. This year, many companies are having an extremely difficult time finding qualified and creative engineers to invent original new products to help them compete in the digital age. Technology is the future, and with new tech only growing bigger, the need for software and computer engineers is becoming more and more vital. For many companies, it seems like all the good engineers have been absorbed right out of college. For startups and new tech companies, it's even more difficult to attract new talent because they are getting more enticing offers from larger corporations.

John Edge, a successful financial technology entrepreneur, spoke with iMedia at SXSW 2014 about why engineering is the most difficult position to fill this year, as well as his surprising predictions and upcoming trends for the future.

Video edited by Associate Media Producer Brian Waters.

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