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Changing skill needs as companies focus on high - value production, cutting - edge technology and workforce versatility.

Key facts:

  • The textiles, leather and clothing sector is characterised by increasing cost competitiveness, product innovation, and competition in a global market.
  • Future jobs are mainly driven by a need to replace the existing workforce as it retires or leaves the sector for other reasons. While sector employment is forecast to decline by 13% from 2013 to 2025, there are estimated to be 611,000 job openings.
  • The skills profile within the sector continues to evolve as companies pursue a strategy of focusing on high-value production, incorporating cutting edge technology and demanding an increasingly versatile workforce.

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