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ERIC Number: ED532259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2896-0963-0
ISSN: ISSN-1831-2411
Europe's Skill Challenge: Lagging Skill Demand Increases Risks of Skill Mismatch. Briefing Note
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
The main findings of Cedefop's latest skill demand and supply forecast for the European Union (EU) for 2010-20, indicate that although further economic troubles will affect the projected number of job opportunities, the major trends, including a shift to more skill-intensive jobs and more jobs in services, will continue. Between 2008 and 2010 Europe lost around 5.5 million jobs due to the economic slowdown. Although substantial, this is less than feared as EU Member States and social partners introduced policy measures (including support for short-time working arrangements) to avoid job losses. Cedefop's latest 2010-20 forecast assumes that problems in the Eurozone will not lead to another crisis and that a modest recovery will bring job growth in all Member States to varying degrees. The forecast is that there will be some eight million newly created jobs, but nearly 10 times more job opportunities, around 75 million, will arise due to the need to fill the jobs of people leaving the workforce. (Contains 2 tables, 4 figures and 1 footnote.)
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. P.O. Box 22427, Finikas, Thessaloniki, GR-55102. Tel: 30-2310-490111; Fax: 30-2310-490049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Identifiers - Location: European Union