Employment policy the focus on high-quality and sustainable jobs

  • Employment policy the focus on high-quality and sustainable jobs
    Independent.t. E.
    A major shift in policy jobs, the government will see that it means more jobs in research, development and green economy in the coming years.
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A major shift in policy jobs, the government will see that it means more jobs in research, development and green economy in the coming years.

With the economy now close to full employment, Minister Heather business Humphreys summit jobs in November, which will form the basis of the new strategy.

The emphasis is on the transition from simple job creation to improve quality and productivity.

In the beginning of the sentence seen by the Irish independent show that future jobs will contribute to a more mobile workforce.

It also seeks to increase the number of enterprises and volume of investments in innovation and intellectual property.

The government plans to use public investment in R&D and infrastructures to achieve higher level of cooperation between businesses and technological institutes.

The Ministers also want investment in the state sector, to help provide opportunities for small businesses in the technology sector.

Another point says that they want to stimulate “higher level of start-UPS with better survival rates, ensuring regulation and competition policy is still fit for purpose”.

MS Humphreys said that the action plan for jobs “has served us very well”, and that “hard-won gains of recent years and the progress we have made sustainable in the long term.”

She continued: “it’s about anticipating the changes that we know are in terms of technology and automation and how they will affect existing jobs.

“It is also about improving productivity and innovation, particularly among small and medium businesses, as well as preparation to the tasks facing us, for example, the British exit from the EU and international tax changes.

“In conditions close to full employment, future jobs 2019 will focus on quality, sustainability and productivity, in contrast to the job number”.

Over the past six years, the unemployment rate fell from a high of 16pc to 5.1 PC, with nearly 360 000 new jobs created in 2012.

Ireland Leo Varadkar said that now more people at work, ever.

He said, “When we had high unemployment, the focus just needs to be on job creation of all forms.

“Now that we are approaching full employment, we should be a little smarter and a little more strategically. We want to create jobs of the future, work which will be around in 20 years, jobs that pay well and offer employment security.

“That’s where the future work programme comes in. We are working on it right in front of the government and will consult directly with stakeholders at a special summit in November. Final policy will be launched in January.”

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