Employers Statement - Reducing Labour Shortages by Improving Skills Matching

Employers Statement - Reducing Labour Shortages by Improving Skills Matching

Source / author: 
BusinessEurope
Publication date: 
12 September 2019
Publication type: 
News
Country: 
EU

European employers are concerned about the growing skills mismatches and labour force shortages in a majority of Member States. If left unaddressed, this worrying trend will have a negative impact on innovation and productivity, both in highly innovative industry sectors and other services sectors, some of which are already confronted with the challenge of attracting motivated and competent workers. To address this pressing issue, cross-industry and sectoral employers are issuing this statement to call on policy-makers and social partners at all appropriate levels to prioritise measures designed with the purpose to reduce labour shortages by improving skills matching across European Member States. Labour force shortages and skills mismatches are caused by both cyclical and structural factors, both of which need to be addressed. Positively, the cycle of economic recovery over recent years has resulted in strong employment creation.

 

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