4 objectives for a sustainable labour market Read the summary of the study
Upgrading the skills of all employees
The digitalisation and economic dynamics will have an impact on the content of almost all jobs at all levels. The average required level of digital competencies is increasing everywhere. Ook het gewenste niveau van algemene vaardigheden komt hoger te liggen.
- Proactively upgrade the digital and accompanying skills of 4.5 million workers.
Retraining workers and the unemployed
310 000 (working and unemployed) people must be retrained by 2030 to ensure they have sustainable jobs. Some people (150,000) will need moderate retraining that takes two to six months. Others (160,000) require intensive retraining during six to eighteen months.
- Targeted communications on opportunities on the labour market.
- Develop professional retraining programmes for the unemployed.
- Launch retraining programmes for job profiles that are at risk.
- Facilitate travel between regions.
- Increase labour market flexibility and implement changes to the social security system to make it easier for people to switch to a sustainable job.
584,000 vacancies will not be filled in 2030 if we fail to implement the necessary measures. To meet this high demand for workers, people will need to be activated as much as possible. The Shaping the Future of Work analysis indicates that 268,000 vacancies will be filled through activation. In Shaping the Future of Work, Agoria proposes various activation measures.
Increasing productivity removes the demand for 208,000 extra jobs
- Reduce labour demand through accelerated digitalisation, particularly in education, healthcare and service sectors.