The labour market in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is moving faster than ever before. Important factors behind this are the economic growth, technological changes and major societal ambitions confronting the AMA, such as the energy transition, transport challenges, housing goals and the rapidly growing demand for care for the elderly.
At the same time, there is a growing mismatch between the demand from employers and the skills of the workforce whose schooling has not exceeded secondary education.
Especially people educated at secondary level only, should keep up their individual development and learn new skills before it is too late. This will make them better prepared for changes in the labour market and enable them to work longer. Moreover, given the current scarcity in the labour market, employers need to be more interested in the skills people have, and less focused on qualifications. This is why we believe the labour market needs to be transformed into a more skills-oriented labour market.
For more information about this topic please take a look at https://houseofskillsregioamsterdam.nl/
How can we ensure that in the short term, more workers in the AMA with no higher than secondary education continue their development and take control of their own careers in order to stay future-proof?
Issued by: City of Amsterdam.