Global Skills Shortages

Global Skills Shortages


Rapid technological advances and the digitisation of the workplace are making it harder for workers to match their skill sets with the needs of employers.


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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