The Changing Nature of Work and Skills in a Digital Age (2019)
Virtual assistant, you-tuber, app-developer.
There are jobs that 20 years ago were not imaginable.
Other jobs have almost disappeared.
This report is the work of The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to European Union policy. It offers an evidence based analysis of the impact of technology on labour markets and skills that is relevant to the deliberations of the International Symposia on Career Development and Public Policy (2017, 2019).
The Report synthesises the main policy-relevant findings stemming from on-going JRC research projects on the future of work. It provides new research and data for the European Union on:
- the interplay between new technologies, jobs, and work organisation
- the extent and nature of work mediated by digital labour platforms
- the structural change in labour markets
- new forms of works that are emerging,
- the different evolution of the labour market across regions (peripheral and urbanised)
- the skills and competences that will be needed in the future job market.
It adds to the discussion:
- the challenges and opportunities that the changing nature of work represents for the European Union
- how people and education systems should develop skills for the future.
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