Employers statement – “Reducing labour shortages by improving skills matching”

Employers statement – “Reducing labour shortages by improving skills matching”

12/09/19

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.

In this context, employers call on policy makers and social partners at EU and national levels to work together to improve the situation. This means focusing on the following priorities:

 

Read the full Employers Statement and download it here.

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