WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. companies are advertising a lot more jobs. But when it comes to filling them, many remain cautious.
Job openings soared 8 percent to 5.75 million in July, the most since records began in 2000, the Labor Department said Wednesday.
Meanwhile, total hiring slipped to just below 5 million, from nearly 5.2 million in June. The figure suggests that many businesses are having trouble finding people with the skills they need.
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How quickly businesses fill their open jobs can have a big impact on hiring and wages.