Digital skills and Labour Market Resilience

Ana-Maria Zamfir, Anamaria Beatrice Aldea

Abstract


Coronavirus pandemic has affected millions of workers and companies around the world. Movement of people has been restricted nationwide or in limited areas. Social distancing measures have impacted labour markets in a great extent as numerous sectors and economic activities have been temporally closed or restricted. Developed and emergent economies have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and important contractions are expected by analysts and authorities. Lives of workers have been impacted in a number of ways, varying from job loss to shifting to remote work. This paper aims to explore potential transformations of the labour markets in and post-pandemic times and the role of digital skills. It is argued that the telework and ICT-based mobile work will support labour market resilience during and after the coronavirus outbreak. In this sense, digital skills will become more important and existing gaps can affect recovery.

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economic shocks; coronavirus; labour market; digital skills; unemployment; telework

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