Insights into skill shortages and skill mismatch< back to news

The European Centre for the development of Vocational training has recently published the results from their survey into European skill shortages and skill mismatch.  

Cedefop has been active in skill mismatch research and analysis for almost a decade now, identifying significant areas of concern and contention surrounding the issue, including clarification of key concepts.

Research revealed that these growing labour market imbalances have seeped into higher structural unemployment rates, with the consequence of exacerbated concern that skill mismatch is worsening in the EU.  Shifts in skill demand and supply have been reflected in the stated inability of employers to fill their vacancies with people that have the right skills.

The full report is available here.