We are witnessing a fundamental transformation of the world of work, which is not only changing large factories in urban centers but reaches all of us in our everyday lives.
With the right approach, we have two great opportunities: digitalization, and also the refugees, to help us create a highly productive future with good jobs and well paid jobs, despite our aging population.
Training and education will play a key role as continuing education is the most effective form of insurance against unemployment. It creates opportunities for individuals and for business and society, making sure that we take everyone with us down the road into the future – that everyone will be useful.
A new law takes effect on August 1 to strengthen the preventative orientation of unemployment insurance, called “Unemployment Insurance Protection and Education and Training Strengthening Law.”
It creates stronger instruments for professional development, by making employment market policies both preventative and enabling. That helps us to determine which skills we need for the digital employment world and how to develop them, expand them and keep them fresh, questions which will matter more and more in the future.