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Labour market developments

The labour market is changing rapidly. In times of Corona this is only more noticeable, but even before the pandemic this was already the case.

Flexibilisation means shorter employment contracts and technological developments are moving so fast that we are not completely aware of tomorrow's jobs yet. What we do know is that certain competencies are becoming increasingly important. The changing labour market requires adaptability and the ability to quickly acquire information. Social skills are also becoming increasingly important.

Developments labour market
Various websites and reports describe the labour market developments:

European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC)
EMCC's ongoing monitoring work is complemented by more specific research projects in selected labour market thematic areas. Recently completed thematic work includes projects on new forms of employment, on youth entrepreneurship and on distribution of wages in Europe.

Global University Employability Ranking 2016
Universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2016.

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