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The Front Office Puzzle

As Administrative Professionals Day nears, the skills these workers hold are among the most coveted. So why aren't they more in demand?

Administrative professionals are often the unsung heroes who make an office run smoothly. But the number of open positions for receptionists, office managers, and administrative assistants isn’t growing at a rate to match the rest of the job market. The cause could be the growing availability of virtual assistants and freelancers who can do part-time admin on a contract basis. But there’s still plenty that a virtual assistant can’t handle. Check out which industries are still hiring many administrative pros, and the skills those employees bring to the front office.

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