This report recommends unleashing job opportunities in promising markets rather than waiting for Lisbon-type structural reforms.
The report, titled Jobs of the Future and researched and produced by Accenture in collaboration with The Lisbon Council, analyses the catalysts for increased economic growth and job creation in Europe and proposes an action plan for implementation.
The report analyses the 15 high-growth industry sectors that are most likely to lead to the headline increase in employment. For example, an assumed growth of 3 percent over five years in the transport industry could yield 1.6 million extra jobs, while in health care that figure rises to nearly 2.9 million. The role that could be played by small- to medium-sized enterprises is also significant. For instance, if half of such enterprises in Europe could employ one extra person each, they could create an additional 10 million jobs.