EU: 4 in 10 employers cannot find people with the right skills

29 March 2018

Compiling different data insights, a new Cedefop report highlights skill mismatch as a complex, multidimensional and dynamic phenomenon. At the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution, 4 in 10 employers in Europe cannot find people with the right skills. The introduction of new technologies means that skill needs are changing fast, and 43% of EU employees said that they had recently experienced new technologies at work.
The report calls on policy-makers to adopt a different mindset for tackling skill mismatch, focused on sustainable activation, continuous learning, job-task reengineering and promotion of higher-end product market/managerial practices (News Item Cedefop, 5 March 2018).
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