Recent figures on digital skills and labour market indicate the increasing mismatch between the digital skills needed on the side of job demand and the digital skills currently available on the supply side.
More specifically, according to statistics related to 2017, the 85% of jobs in EU need basic digital skill level, while the 43% of the EU population did not have a sufficient level of digital skills (Eurostat 2017 data).
Furthermore, Eurostat data shows how rapidly the job tasks of the employed internet users are changing, due to the evolution of the various software used in the workplace: 29% of workers had to learn how to use new equipment for their job and part of them admitted to need further training. In this changing situation, DigComp has been used to analyse the occupations’ competence requirements and the definition of professional digital profiles distinguishing among the following sectors.
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