Lack of skilled workers

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Inadequate supply of appropriate trained manpower
Scarcity of expertise
Insufficient trained workforce
Shortage of skilled manpower
Undertrained labour force
Unskilled work force
Chronic skills shortage
Unavailability of educated manpower
Absence of tradespeople

A new dilemma has emerged in the workplace: an increasing shortage of skills in the places enjoying the best economic growth, coupled with a continuing - sometimes worsening - shortage of attractive work opportunities in other regions. The shortage of skills hampers the pace of recovery and growth in one place; high unemployment and lack of opportunities hampers social cohesion and enhancement in another. Often those who are unemployed or underemployed in one place have skills that are in short supply elsewhere. Bridging the two can transform both business and employment prospects.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST