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Where are really the so-called jobs of the future?

Thursday, 08 November 2012
Jobs seekers, - University graduates, and laid-off workers are roaming around looking for work but employers say they are finding it hard to recruit the right skills. Job seekers are tired of looking for work as politicians talk of the jobs of the future. Which are the so-called jobs of the future?

In Sweden recently, layoffs have been on the increase and a country with already a very high level of unemployment, 7.5 percent, the Swedish labour market is now flooded with unemployment. As more unemployed Swedes are outsources to Norway, some industries are strong and are seeking some specific types of skills that are said to be in short supply.

Some of these skills are found in the health care, IT industry and mining industrial sectors, according to some analysts.

The IT industry is believed to be continuously growing creating new areas of skills that demand more skills. It is also noted that the sector has become more complex and demand people with deeper knowledge of how the internet and related network works. With increased globalisation, the market place in everywhere and customers are found everywhere so skills that make products easy to be sold in any part of the world are in great demand. SEO and the use of various interne interactive systems and those that integrate the social media in various plate forms are in high demand.

With the threat of fraud and hacking threats, skills for effective network optimisations are also in demand.

Assuming that growth in Asia will continue, mining boom is expected to pick up again. So related industries such as steel and engineering industry will see increase demand for skills in the coming years. One common agreement after the US election is that with the re-election of Barack Obama, there is the expectation that the market would become stable some Obama talk more about peace. As such increase investment in infrastructure development would be expected in various countries around the work and Asia in particular.

Health care and education are also seen as areas where there will be continued increase in jobs creation, but there is expected to be a shift from public to private.

While the public sector is primarily going to cover the basic needs, more opportunities will be for private players in these industries in the coming years.

In the longer term, say by 2050, analysts believe that the lack of oil will lead to an energy crisis. More expensive transportation will increase the demand for locally produced food. Even local energy will be demanded increasingly. Oil will be replaced with new liquid fuels, including wood as raw material.

More occupations in which there will be scarcity of skill in the future include data technicians, preschool teachers, special education teachers, various forms of engineers, specially trained nurses and doctors and the like.
By Team

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