It will continue to be a problem in all kinds of sectors to find sufficient personnel. The cabinet is issuing this warning today.
Many vacancies remain unfilled and the expectation is that the shortage on the labor market will ‘remain a structural problem’ in a number of sectors, the government acknowledges. In particular, there will be shortages in healthcare, education, technology, ICT and professions that are necessary for the climate transition.
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Karien van Gennip wrote this in a letter to the House of Representatives today. The CDA minister says that ‘there will be structurally fewer workers in the future. “There is no simple solution to this. We will have to accept that not everything can be done at the same time.”
The minister states that ‘we are all suffering from the shortage on the labor market’. “There are simply not enough people to install solar panels or a heat pump.
The number of vacancies per 100 unemployed people did decrease slightly from 143 to 121 in the third quarter of 2022. This will continue to decrease due to the lower economic growth. Nevertheless, according to the cabinet, ‘we should not think that this means that the staff shortages are over’.
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