SOLAS National Skills Bulletin Launch, in association with Chambers Ireland

20Oct, 2020

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Time: 11 – 12:00
Registration essential – CLICK HERE

This webinar will include the launch of the National Skills Bulletin, followed by a panel discussion with representatives who will explain the Government initiatives that are available to employers from both the Education sector and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, in response to COVID-19.

Speakers include –
Joan McNaboe – SOLAS | Skills & Labour Market Research Unit
Nessa White – SOLAS | Transformation Division
Siobhán Lawlor – Dept. of Employment Affairs & Social Protection | Employer Relations Division
Phil O’Flaherty – Dept. of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science | Further Education and Training Section

The National Skills Bulletin 2020 is the 16th in an annual series of reports produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS and the fourth to be produced on behalf of the National Skills Council. The analysis presented in this report aims to assess how Ireland’s labour market stood in 2019 and how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted the outlooks across almost 100 occupations.

With employment growing strongly throughout 2019, the primary challenge facing employers and policy makers by the end of the year was to ensure Ireland had sufficient skills to maintain this growth. When the onset of COVID-19. restrictions imposed in March 2020 severly impacted on the labour market. Certain sectors and occupations have been impacted more harshly, particularly roles within hospitality and retail. As Ireland works to rebuild the labour market, there are many other skills challenges, especially those related to Brexit, automation, and sourcing skills from abroad. Upskilling and re-skilling will be key to ensuring those who have lost their jobs are ready to return to work.

While much remains unknown, the National Skills Bulletin is uniquely placed to identify the outlook across many occupations and to provide detailed analyse of the profile of the people employed in these roles.


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