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Bottleneck vacancies: more action is needed, says report 19/09/2014

Bottleneck vacancies: more action is needed, says report

The European Commission has published today a study on bottleneck occupations, i.e. jobs where employers have had problems in the past to find and hire staff to fill vacancies, and expect the same in the future.

Employment: report shows lower skilled workers face increasing difficulties to find a job 23/06/2014

Employment: report shows lower skilled workers face increasing difficulties to find a job

Low-skilled workers encounter increasing difficulties to find a job, face lower job stability and are out-competed by medium-skilled workers even in elementary occupations. In contrast, job opportunities are growing in some high-skilled professions. These are the main findings of the European Vacancy and Recruitment Report 2014 published today.

Vacancy trends reveal growing North-South divide in EU labour market 24/02/2014

Vacancy trends reveal growing North-South divide in EU labour market

Vacancy trends in the European labour market indicate a widening gap in job opportunities between Northern and Southern countries.

Several people working with computers in a room 11/11/2013

Demand for ICT workers grows, while recruitment of professionals declines for the second time since 2010

Hirings remained down for most occupational groups and fell for the second time since the second quarter of 2010 for expert / specialised workers (professionals). At the same time, ICT occupations showed growing employment opportunities, according to the November 2013 edition of the European Vacancy Monitor.

Speech balloons saying 19/09/2013

Single Market Month: sharing ideas online to change Europe

23 September sees the launch of one month of online debates on jobs, banks, social rights, and e-commerce. Individuals, organisations and policy-makers will together trade ideas that could change Europe.

Personal carer 04/09/2013

Demand for healthcare workers grows, while recruitment of professionals declines for the first time since 2010

Hirings were down for most occupational groups and fell for the first time since the second quarter of 2010 for expert / specialised workers (professionals). At the same time, the healthcare sector showed growing demand, according to the September 2013 edition of the European Vacancy Monitor.

Job vacancies return to decline overall, professionals and service and sales workers the only groups showing growing demand 05/06/2013

Job vacancies return to decline overall, professionals and service and sales workers the only groups showing growing demand

Decline in recruitment demand was particularly pronounced for craft and related trade workers as well as for plant and machine operators (-9% and -7%) in the third quarter of 2012, according to the May 2013 edition of the European Vacancy Monitor.

Older workers in a training session 01/03/2013

Labour demand in Europe sees modest increase especially for high-skilled professionals

Despite a modest growth in job vacancies, especially in the education, health care, business and administration sectors, recruitment demand stagnated in the second quarter of 2012, says the February edition of the European Vacancy Monitor.

Office workers 20/12/2012

Labour demand in Europe declines except for high-skilled professionals

According to the December edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, the decline in labour demand had severe implications for craftsmen, operators and elementary occupations, while the demand for more skilled professionals continued to grow.

Young worker in a workshop 07/12/2012

Commission launches EU Skills Panorama to tackle skills mismatches

The European Commission today officially launched the EU Skills Panorama, a website presenting quantitative and qualitative information on short- and medium-term skills needs, skills supply and skills mismatches.


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