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Key challenges for construction: ensuring sufficient supply of new entrants and upskilling the existing workforce.

Key facts:

  • The recession has had a severe impact on the level of employment in the construction sector, but growth of 3.9% is expected in the period from 2013 to 2025.
  • The profile of the sector is changing, with new jobs mainly in management and associated technical occupations. Increases in subcontracting have led to greater requirement for project management skills.
  • National forecasts show variable construction sector performance over the next decade.
  • A small number of countries anticipate significant expansion in employment.

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