Forecasts on the skills needs for individual European Union countries, including Poland, were published on the Cedefop website. The forecast is for the period of 2019-2030.
The 2020 update was developed before the coronavirus pandemic. The short-term economic impact of the lockdown in many countries is uncertain.
The latest study estimates that employment in Poland in the indicated period will change towards a much higher number of highly qualified employees. This is consistent with the growing worldwide demand for highly skilled workers. However, middle- and low-level workers may face more difficulties in hiring in the coming decade as the supply of employment for middle- and low-skilled workers is limited. The biggest difficulties may be faced by middle-level workers, as their work may be replaced by new technologies or automated.
The skills forecasts prepared by Cedefop analyse future trends in employment by sector of economic activity and occupational group. The methodology of these studies allows cross-country comparisons to be made.