I'm signed up to a job alert through job search website, and regularly over the past year or so an advertisement for the same position with the same company has been appearing. Sometimes when the job is re-listed it states that this is a new position. Sometimes there have been as many as three adverts running at the same time, each through a different recruitment agency, all for the same position.
If this was for a job like "store assistant", or "telemarketer" I'd take repeated listing as a sign the job has a huge turnover rate, and might not be a great place to work. But this job asks for degree qualifications (STEM), programming skills, knowledge of advance mathematics, and experience in "special purpose machine design".
For a position like this, what can I infer about the job or the company from the fact that the same position is re-listed with a monotonous regularity?
Note that each time it is listed, the ad is precisely the same (dependent on the job agency).
I feel like I'm about 60% - 70% qualified for the job. Is it worth the effort of applying?