- The European Commission published information on current labor and skills shortages throughout the EU and released information on efforts to address the current shortages
The European Commission published the 2023 labor and skills shortage report on 6 July 2023. The report highlighted the following labor market conditions persisting throughout the European Union (EU):
- Labor shortages in various sectors and occupations, including construction, healthcare, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and information and communications technology, are expected to continue in both high-skill and low-skill occupations.
- A lack of locally available workers will impact professions like doctors, nurses, caretakers and drivers.
In response to these labor shortages, the Commission is introducing several measures that will benefit local employees and employers seeking to hire foreign talent:
- Promoting targeted labor migration from non-EU countries to reduce labor shortages in specific skills groups.
- The Commission has launched an EU Talent Pool pilot, helping to match people’s skills with job offers.
- Attracting people from outside the EU with the skills needed is also among the main objectives of the European Year of Skills, and the Commission will present an initiative to improve the recognition of qualifications of non-EU nationals and roll out talent partnerships with selected non-EU partner countries.
What are the Changes?
The European Commission published information on current labor and skills shortages throughout the EU and released information on efforts to address the current shortages.
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