The platform provides information on the demand and supply of the Lithuanian labour market, aimed at wide range of unemployed or employees to help them in making decisions about their future occupation. It is based on forecast data.
TIMESPAN: In what year did the initiative commence?
PERSPECTIVE: is the initiative based on evidence derived from skill forecasts or foresight activities?
The job opportunity barometer is based on the forecast data and on evidence from employer interviews and expert opinions on employment in various occupation groups. The top 10 occupations with the most demand in the labour market are assessed monthly at both the national and regional levels.
To which POLICY AREAS(s) does the initiative apply?
What type(s) of skills MISMATCH does the initiative aim to addresses?
The platform is designed to address skill mismatch by providing information on the current and short-term labour market needs at the national and regional levels, in order to improve the match between demand for and supply of qualifications.
Skills matching focus
How does the initiative address skills mismatches?
What methods of undertaking skills assessments and / or skills anticipation does the policy instrument utilise?
PES prepares annual forecast of employment opportunities for 155 professions. The forecast is based on analysis of economic and demographic indicators to help understand general developments in the labour market.
For representativeness of the results, the respondents were selected proportionately to the distribution of the employed population by economic activities.
Labour market experts are taking part in preparation of the forecast.
Use of skills intelligence
How is labour market information / skills intelligence used within the initiative?
System can be used as a guidance tool for unemployed while deciding on reskilling
Main responsible body
Main body or organisation with overall responsibility for the initiative.
LIETUVOS DARBO BIRŽOS
Other involved organisations
Which other organisations have a role in the initiative?
The Ministry of Economy provides data for forecast
The survey of employers is conducted by the regional employment services (part of the Lithuanian PES)
While not directly involved in forecasting, the consultations with training providers, employer federations, trade unions, chambers of commerce and industry and social partners take place.
Who are the intended beneficiaries?
Young people making the transition from education into work
Tool is used by young people while making their future career decisions
Young people with low levels of basic skills /early leavers from education or training
The tool can be used by young people who would like to change their educational path.
Adults in employment with reskilling potential
General adults can use the tool in order to identify specific demand in labour market and make decision on reskilling.
In broader sense the tool benefits all the population - pupils, students, unemployed, employees, training providers. Beneficiaries can evaluate and forecast their career possibilities, while training providers are able to adapt to the market demand and prepare specific education and training programmes.
SUCCESS FACTORS in the implementation
Long experience and adopted practise from Scandinavian institutions of employment. effectiveness. It is the only instrument across all country instruments that provides information about employment possibilities. The instrument is online and available for all beneficiaries.
BARRIERS in the implementation
None at the moment
Monitoring and evaluation
MONITORING and EVALUATION: Is progress measured regularly? What are the indicators used to measure progress of the policy instrument? Have any evaluations been conducted?
While the progress of the instrument is not directly measured, it is widely used by variety of beneficiaries and new functionality is added on a regular basis.
UPDATES: whether there have been any major updates of the initiative since it has been implemented?
The forecast data is updated regularly each year.
EVIDENCE ON EFFECTIVENESS: How effective is the policy instrument?
The purpose of the instrument is to provide information, so it is a source of knowledge for decision makers. The instrument is being prepared for a long period, so it is also useful for monitoring longer periods and longitude studies. Barometers, which are intended for the public, are publicly available on the website of the Lithuanian Labour Exchange.
SUSTAINABILITY: How sustainable is the policy instrument? Do you expect the instrument to continue over the next few years and why?
Yes, because the instrument is useful for the labour market.