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  • ICT Skills and Employment
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  • Vladimir López-Bassols
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  • preprint
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  • Given their role in the current transformation of advanced economies, information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer the promise of new business and employment opportunities along with higher productivity gains, but also make new demands on skills. OECD countries are thus confronted with the dual challenge of ensuring that the growth of new industries and activities is not stifled by labour bottlenecks and skill mismatches and that their population is equipped to master the basic IT skills which these transformations require. Despite recent claims of a widespread IT worker shortage, this study argues that although there is indeed some evidence of tightness in labour markets for particular categories of IT workers, the main issue of concern for policy makers and firms should be the gap between the skills of current and future IT workers and those sought by firms. Both short- and long-term strategies can be implemented to address the rapidly changing skill requirements for ICT ... Compétences et emploi dans le domaine des tic Étant donné le rôle joué par les technologies de l'information et des communications (TIC) dans la transformation actuelle des économies avancées, ces technologies apportent la promesse de nouvelles possibilités d'activité et d'emploi, ainsi que d’importants gains de productivité, mais elles imposent aussi de nouvelles exigences en matière de compétences. Les pays de l'OCDE sont actuellement confrontés à la double difficulté de s'assurer que la croissance de nouvelles activités et de nouvelles industries ne soit pas étranglée par les pénuries de main-d'œuvre et l'inadéquation des compétences, tout en faisant en sorte que la population dans son ensemble soit équipée pour maîtriser les compétences de base en TI qu'exigent ces transformations. Malgré les affirmations récentes d’une pénurie massive de main-d'œuvre en TI, cette étude soutient que malgré une certaine tension dans le marché du travail pour des catégories précises de travailleurs des TI, les décideurs politiques devraient ...
  • RePEc:oec:stiaaa:2002/​10-en
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