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.
Cedefop has been monitoring the adoption of artificial intelligence and new digital technologies by EU Member States, as these are becoming part of the EU’s new reality in a post-coronavirus world.
The Skillsnet e-bulletin April – August 2020 Issue has just been published and sent to Skillsnet members.
Cedefop evidence reveals opportunities and threats for crowdworkers in the online gig economy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
EU Member States’ responses to the effects of the coronavirus on their labour markets have been swift and varied, and can serve as an inspiration for designing new policies.
Cedefop research suggests a link between remote working and increased participation in some types of remote learning during – and potentially after – the pandemic.