Cedefop investigates how the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digital skills demand in ICT- and non-ICT-related occupations.
The coronavirus crisis, along with automation, have had a profound impact on the automotive industry and the profile of its workers. Cedefop looks at the severity of the impact.
New Cedefop research deepens our understanding of how platform workers improve their skills and make use of online economy opportunities.
Cedefop organised the first online workshop dedicated to sharing information and expertise on skills forecasting in Slovenia, on 4 February.
The Skillsnet e-bulletin September – December 2020 Issue has just been published and sent to Skillsnet members.
Cedefop analysis has demonstrated the severe impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on recruitment and employment in the EU.
The third quarter of 2020 saw the number of job advertisements posted online rise by almost 8 million compared to the second quarter, and just 2% below the 2019 levels. This development, identified using Cedefop’s skills OVATE system which monitors trends in online job markets across the EU, can be attributed to an improved epidemiological picture in most EU countries and more seasonal temporary jobs.
European employers advertised 35% fewer jobs in online job portals in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. This significant drop during the first lockdown, identified using Cedefop’s skills OVATE system, provides valuable insights into the impact the coronavirus crisis had on the EU labour market.
The best outcomes in terms of company performance and workplace well-being are obtained in companies where training is valued highly according to the recently published European Company Survey (ECS) 2019 by EU agencies Cedefop and Eurofound.