More than one in four (27%) European employees are in dead-end positions with skills higher than needed to do their job and limited potential to grow. At the same time, 22% of employees say that their skills have not developed since they started their current job. These are some of the findings of Cedefop’s European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey, discussed at a high-level conference in Thessaloniki on 7 and 8 December 2015.
The new Skills Panorama website, brought to you by the European Commission and powered by Cedefop, is now online. Skills Panorama turns labour market data into useful, accurate and timely intelligence that helps policy-makers in making their decisions on skills and jobs in Europe.
Cedefop research shows that in 2014 about 39% of EU employees believed that their skills were not being fully used by their jobs and 27% also did not have potential to further grow their skills in what were dead-end positions.
Cedefop research shows that 29% of the European Union adult population suffers from qualification mismatches, mostly as overqualification.
On the 1st of December at 11.00 (CET) Cedefop will launch the new Skills Panorama website. Skills Panorama turns labour market data and information into useful, accurate and timely intelligence that helps policy-makers decide on skills and jobs in Europe.
Cedefop, in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), hosted an expert workshop on skills and skill mismatch on 29-30 October in Thessaloniki.
Many of the skills Europe needs for sustainable economic recovery will be learned at work. According to Cedefop’s new European skills and jobs survey, to overcome skill mismatches, more and better jobs that invest in people’s skills are needed.
How will skill supply and demand develop over the next decade? Cedefop’s data and analyses for the European Union and – for the first time – each Member State, provide insights to help develop vocational education and training policies.
Twenty eight country analytical highlights have been published on the EU Skills Panorama website. These short papers, ideal for policy-makers and professionals, aim to provide a concise analysis on the current and future skills prospects in a specific country and by doing so to improve accessibility to the Panorama’s data and intelligence on skill needs and the labour market in EU countries.