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The reskilling imperative for the digital economy

The coming impact of technological innovation on employment makes it relevant to equip people to stay ahead of technological change. It is therefore appropriate to promote policies aimed at reskilling these workers and at making young people fit for the coming digital economy. The paper is structured as follows. The first paragraph gives a short definition of the digitalisation process that has been taking place for some years. The second one deals with the effects of the digital economy on employment. The third section is devoted to the skills requested by the digital economy. The fourth paragraph takes into consideration the measures and methods enabling workers to stay on the digital labour market. It also stresses the importance of all the stakeholders that are involved in such process and that play a role in promoting the preparation of the workforce for the digital future.