Applicants, bosses both blamed as jobs go unfilled - Article Photos 1/2

In this April 3, 2014 photo, Vacasa chief strategy officer Scott Breon poses for a photo at his office in Portland, Ore. Breon asked applicants for a marketing position to perform a simple task: Design a sales flyer showing why they’re the best one for the job. He got three emails. After he posted the job again without the assignment, applications poured in. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)