There is a labour market crisis: the energy transition is stalled due to lack of personnel, as in many other sectors. For example, digitalisation requires a different view of work. At the same time, the labour force in the region is declining due to an aging population and many people still do not have a job.

The current approach within sectors (healthcare, construction, education, etc.) and the focus on diplomas makes it difficult to bridge the mismatch between supply and demand.

Activating talents based on skills and lifelong development keeps people employable

In 2024, we focus specifically on energy transition and digitalisation. With meaningful work for everyone as our main goal

  • Learning from successful labour market initiatives such as TechConnect. We examine whether we can use this approach in other major social tasks. Such as for the energy transition, via our initiative E-Connect.
  • Focus on lifelong development to utilise everyone’s talents and for sustainable employability in the labour market.
  • Identify what is needed more quickly in education and the labour market to fill the enormous number of vacancies and to guide talents towards training and work.

Contact us

Onno Koers | Amsterdam Economic Board

Strategic Advisor


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