28.Sep .2022 14:00

Low Qualification Of Job Seekers Is Among The Main Barriers - EU-Funded Studies

Low Qualification Of Job Seekers Is Among The Main Barriers - EU-Funded Studies
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The European Union-funded labour market studies have revealed that one of the main barriers for both employers and job seekers is the low qualification of job seekers, which is often accompanied by insufficient work experience, improper assessment of their knowledge and skills, and exaggerated expectations regarding remuneration.

According to studies, one of the challenges of the labour market is the migration of labour resources from the regions. Another obstacle is the lack of cooperation between potential employers and VET institutions.

The research, supported by the EU, revealed sectors with growth potential and demanded professions. Studies have shown a shortage of technical and sectoral qualifications in the local labour market and particularly trendy aspects of short-term programmes promoting self-employment. Job seekers are primarily interested in those fields characterised by the abundance of business entities and, accordingly, high employment opportunities.

The EU funds nine projects worth EUR 7 million within the Skills4Jobs programme. The programme is implemented through a package of support measures, including budgetary support to the Government of Georgia, two Institutional Twinning projects, a grant scheme component and a technical assistance project.