technological advances and the digitisation of the workplace are making it
harder for workers to match their skill sets with the needs of
The scale of the problem varies from country to country, but is particularly bad in Japan, where 81% of firms (with 10 or more employees) have difficulty finding qualified employees, according to recent data from the OECD
Meanwhile, 45% of workers surveyed by the OECD believe that they lack the appropriate skill sets to do their jobs effectively. This was highlighted as a major issue in Mexico, Japan and Korea
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