Labour Shortage Surveys

The Labour Shortage Survey is in line with the recommendations of the National Human Resource Development Plan, which aimed to draw the accurate profile of the people, the employers are looking for. The aim of the study was to find out the current patterns of skills while assessing how these have been changing over recent years.

This would help to develop strategies and policies to reduce the mismatch between demand and supply of labour in the country.

The objectives of the study were to:

  • assess the current situation of labour shortage in each sector;
  • identify the immediate and future specific skills requirements;
  • identify the profile of employees required by employers; and
  • make recommendations for policy makers to devise strategies to reduce the labour mismatch in the different sectors.

The survey covered the following sectors: Agriculture, Seafood, Finance, ICT, Manufacturing, Construction, Export Oriented Enterprises, Tourism, Public services, Other Economic Activities and Rodrigues. After the survey, reports were prepared for each sector. Validation workshops were organised for each report with stakeholders of respective sectors. Each report has made recommendations and these recommendations were taken up at Sectoral Committee level for discussions and implementations.

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