Updated Nov 2016
New Skills at Work
Europe needs more jobs and better jobs. It also needs education and skills training that matches people from every background to the opportunities opened up by business growth and technological change.
This joint IPPR–JPMorgan Chase Foundation initiative will bring together and mobilise the best policymakers, business leaders, academics and civil society organisations across Europe to develop new solutions for the workforce challenges of the future.
It will publish new data on what's happening in the labour markets of core European countries, research innovative approaches to employment and skills policies, and share best practice among decision-makers, in business, government and the community sectors.
Introducing 'Where the work Is', our new jobs data dashboard
‘Where the Work Is’ is a new, free-to-use dashboard providing data on skills and job vacancies, and the gaps between them that exist in different occupations and areas of the country. It is focused completely on mid-skill jobs, which require some level of qualifications but no specific degree.
Our dashboard aims to help address the mismatches that exist in the many parts of the country between the skills employers need and those available in the local workforce. It is the first freely available tool of its kind in the UK, and we hope it will be used by national and local decision-makers, education and training providers and employers to guide their planning and engagement with training and education.
Highlights from the European Jobs & Skills Summit 2014
Held 1 April 2014 at the Royal Institution in London, the inaugural European Jobs & Skills Summit brought together leading politicians, policymakers, business leaders, academics and civil society organisations to address the challenges of unemployment, underemployment and skills gaps in the UK and across the region.
The summit saw the launch of IPPR's major new report, European jobs and skills: A comprehensive review, 2014.