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Adapting labour markets to embrace digital change

“To embrace benefits of digitalisation, all Member States need to achieve employment regulations that are sufficiently flexible to help companies create jobs and adapt to changing economic circumstances. There is no need for new EU social directives”, BusinessEurope Director General Markus J. Beyrer said during the conference “Future of work: making it e-easy“, organised by the Estonian Presidency in Tallinn on 13 September.

Policy-makers and social partners, he addded, can help companies and workers grasp the benefits of digitalisation. Improving digital skills in particular is an economic and social priority to increase labour productivity and enable workers to evolve or move into the newly created jobs. Moreover, diverse contractual arrangements are essential to match the needs of both employers and workers, and Member States may need to adapt social protection systems to make them sustainable and facilitate labour market mobility.

Photos - Video on event's debate

Last updated: 15 September 2017