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Skills Development Scotland video on Future jobs and industry: responding to the speed of change

16/10/2018
Work is about to change forever. In fact the change has already begun.
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OECD: Employment situation, second quarter 2018

16/10/2018
The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – increased by 0.1 percentage point in the second quarter of 2018, to 68.3%. Across the OECD area, 568 million people were employed in the second quarter of 2018. In the United States as well as in a ...
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ReferNet Austria: new skilled labour radar underlines VET importance

15/10/2018
A recent company survey by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) of 4 500 companies provides sound evidence that there is major demand for, and increasing lack of, skilled labour in the Austrian economy. It overwhelmingly confirms the importance of VET.
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ILO: Portugal’s post-crisis policies boosted growth and employment

12/10/2018
Successful results were supported by social dialogue between government and the social partners.
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International Girls Day - ILO: Building a Skilled GirlForce for a more equal world

11/10/2018
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
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European Commission and OECD launch entrepreneurship tool

11/10/2018
The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have jointly published a tool which can act as a catalyst to make entrepreneurship policies in a city, region or EU country more inclusive and more social.
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Eurostat: Euro area unemployment at 8.1% and EU28 at 6.8 %

01/10/2018
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1% in August 2018, down from 8.2% in July 2018 and from 9.0% in August 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.8% in August 2018, stable compared with July 2018 a...
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OECD: Job automation risks vary widely across different regions within countries

27/09/2018
The risk of job automation is much higher in some regions than others within countries, meaning governments will need to address any widening of job inequality between one area and another in the coming years, according to a new OECD report.
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Cedefop’s new European skills index: a tool for informed policy-making

27/09/2018
Cedefop’s European skills index (ESI) makes understanding and analysing the performance of skills systems,
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‘Skillset and match’ (Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work) September issue is out!

26/09/2018
The September 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.