The performance of labour markets differs between EU countries and regions, which is negatively affecting economic and social cohesion both within and between EU member states. Companies still face challenges in terms of unnecessary rigidities in labour law, excessively high non-wage labour costs. Structural weaknesses are also caused by a mismatch between the skills provided by education and training and those needed on the labour markets.
BusinessEurope calls for reforms which encourage companies to create jobs, motivate people to work. Improving learning outcomes in line with labour market needs is another key challenge on European labour markets.