11 dic 2018
THE FUTURE OF WORK

EMPLOYERS HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF APPROPRIATE TRAINING FOR JOBS IN THE FUTURE

Antonio Garamendi, president of CEOE, has highlighted the importance of training for employment in the future and he’s said that "companies can only compete if they are more efficient and competitive and this requires workers that are more qualified".

THE FUTURE OF WORK

At the presentation event of the report “The future of work”, prepared by the Economic and Social Council (CES), Garamendi stated that "companies know the training needs of employees more than anyone because the most important human capital they have is their people".

The study focuses on evidence and discussions at global and European level about the emerging challenges, and it reaches diagnoses that enable making proposals for the future of employment.

In addition to the president of CEOE, the event was attended by the Minister of Labour, Magdalena Valerio, the president of the Economic and Social Council, Marcos Peña, the chairman of the Labour Relations, Employment and Social Security Commission (CES), Pedro Fernández Alén, the secretary general of UGT, Pepe Álvarez, the secretary general of CCOO, Unai Sordo, and the director of the ILO office for Spain, Joaquín Nieto.

Looking towards the future, the president of CEOE encouraged further advances in digitalization, training, inclusion and equality, which "are unstoppable trends nd an opportunity for employment". In fact, he announced that CEOE would create a Diversity Commission to work on this issue. "The future of work begun quite a while ago and we have to work together to eliminate uncertainty and create social welfare," said Garamendi.

To achieve this, he called for bilateral dialogue with trade unions and referred as an example to the 5,000 open dialogue roundtables in Spain and the progress seen after the signing of the Youth Employment Shock Plan. "The greatest infrastructure of our country is social peace, managed by all the social agents," he said.