SMEs are of central importance for the labour market. They provide the majority of jobs in Austria and Europe. From the companies’ point of view, the employees are probably the most important factor for competitiveness. Internationalisation, technological (e.g. digitalisation) and demographic processes are changing both labour supply and demand. In this context, the Austrian Institute for SME Research investigates – at European, national and also regional level – for example the change in competence requirements, the participation of specific groups of people in the labour market (women, young people, the elderly, migrants, etc.), and the influence of different framework conditions and measures on the labour market.
The project aims to shed light on the Austrian apprenticeship market. The core of the study is a qualitative assessment of the situation on the Austrian apprenticeship market in general and with regard to selected industry groups and regions in particular.
Public Employment Service Austria
Eva HecklMore Info
The study analyses the effects of digitalisation and industry 4.0 on the economy on Lower Austria. The focus is on the changes with regard to (levels of) qualifications and professions that will be of special relevance in a digital economy. It will also look at which professions will most likely be affected by the rationalisation potential caused by digital technologies. Following this, the study will also develop recommendations on how to adapt the current training opportunities of the Public Employment Service in Lower Austria.
Public Employment Service AMS - Lower Austria
Eva Heckl, Joachim KaufmannMore Info
Long-term unemployed persons represent a main target group of labour market policy as they entail various hampering factors with view to a reintegration at the labour market. On the one hand financial/social support has to be provided, on the other hand tailored measures have to be designed. In the framework of this study active and mainly passive support measures for long-term unemployed in selected European countries are analysed. These measures are compared with the Austrian support instruments.
Public Employment Service AMS - regional organisations
Eva HecklMore Info
This project analyses and assesses the labour market situation and development (labour demand and supply) at the level of occupations and qualifications in the regions of Upper Austria. This is done based on an in-depth analysis of regionalised labour market and educational data, and regional focus groups. The results serve as a basis for policies and initiatives to improve matching on regional labour markets.
Business Upper Austria