Discrepancy Regarding Available Jobs (Be It ICT Or Others) And Available Workforce

Just was going through this EU Thematic Fiche (background document) – DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET: DIGITAL SKILLS AND JOBS

This report was shared by a colleague on Facebook and I wanted to get my 2 cents out there.

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Looking at Figure 1 and Figure 3, Finland has clearly highest per capita in having digital skills and at the same time also the highest share of them in the ICT industry. It is also the highest share in EU! If ICT professionals are also one of the most needed employees in EU but there is still huge unemployment in Finland and taken together with the economical situation of Finland, sadly something is really wrong.

The articles and reports I read on the discrepancy regarding available jobs (be it ICT or others) and available workforce is that there is no skills match and especially in startups, it seems they would rather have someone with the readily available skills rather than train them on the job.

Author: Venkata Gandikota

Venkata has more than 13 years of technical engineering, research, ideation, strategy and business modeling experience. Based on his experience with the Indian market and realizing also the need for affordable & sustainable solutions for Finland and other European markets, he started The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society in late 2013 with 2 colleagues. By organizing ideation workshops and 2 major conferences involving Cities, Universities, and businesses he started to mainstream the concept in Finland and the Nordics. Gandikota has also written several articles focusing on frugal innovations in the Finnish media. He has also been helping Finnish businesses in India as CEO of Indianeer Consulting and gives guest lectures at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä. He has a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from India and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from USA.