3 December 2019
Despite the expected slowdown of economic growth, more than two million job openings are expected in the coming six years

Worker shortages in engineering, healthcare and teaching set to persist

Despite the expected slowdown of economic growth, more than two million job openings are expected in the coming six years. This translates into good job prospects for graduates who will enter the labour market. Between now and 2024, the best employment opportunities will go to bachelor’s and master’s graduates. The present shortage of qualified graduates in engineering, healthcare and teaching is expected to persist at all job levels. By contrast, the current poor job prospects for graduates of intermediate vocational education (MBO) in the fields of economics and business administration are unlikely to improve. These are the findings of the report ‘The labour market by education and profession until 2024’ by Maastricht University’s Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).