Even though the economy is slowly picking up again, the Netherlands must continue to expect a high unemployment rate in the coming years, according to a trend report by Tempo-Team

Even though the economy is slowly picking up again, the Netherlands must continue to expect a high unemployment rate in the coming years, according to a trend report by Tempo-Team

According to the broadcaster, this is because employers and employees are less able to find each other in the near future. “The increasing demand for technically trained personnel does not match the skills of jobseekers,” says Aad van der Werf, Manager Market Intelligence at Tempo-Team.

Automation could potentially put 50,000 jobs at risk in the coming years. “Particularly in facility services, computers will do more with fewer people,” says Van der Werf.

The people who lose their jobs usually do not fit the profile of IT professionals and internet specialists that the market is increasingly demanding. “There is a ‘mismatch’ in the labor market,” says Van der Werf.

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Although the call for technical personnel is not new, Tempo-Team believes that the responsibility lies not only with the employer but also with the employee. “Make sure you find a sufficient connection with the labor market,” says Van der Werf. For example, through the right study or retraining.

According to the studies, the labor market is facing scarcity where technical talent is concerned. Companies will increasingly hunt for technical talent. That of the competitors too.