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Growing skills shortage in France

22 October 2018   (0 Comments)
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According to Inséé, France's national statistical institute, an increasing number of companies are reporting a lack of skilled workers. 

Although the country has an unemployment rate of 9 per cent, there is a mis-match between the skills needed and skills available. 

Bosses are blaming the university system, the school system and a generous welfare system. 

Nationally, policymakers are trying to encourage life-long learning. 

The French government announced this year a series of measures to address the problem. From January 2020, each worker, will be given €5,000 to spend on training courses of their choice. For those with no qualifications the allowance will increase to €8,000. 

Employers are sceptical that this will address immediate shortages as it takes time to gain skills. 


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