The percentage of employers looking for new employees has continued to increase. The past few years’ expansion of the labour market has led to employers experiencing that there is a balance regarding new graduates in 2007, following several years of excess supply.
Lack of upper secondary education technologists
Within the field of technology, there is an increased lack of new upper secondary graduates and technologists with work experience. Among those with university education there is a shortage of people with engineering degrees specialised in energy and electronics, land surveying and construction. Employers state that in both one and three years time they expect to increase the number of employed with degrees in engineering.
Good supply of new graduates in social science
Employers within the field of social sciences still report a considerable supply of new graduates work applicants. The supply of applicants with work experience does not have the same surplus. Employers state that there is a shortage of programmers/system analysts with work experience, psychology and social study graduates as well as trade and administrative graduates within the trade sector. Employers estimate that there will be an increased need of programmers/system analysts, economists and law graduates in both one and three years time.
Great demand for labour within the field of healthcare
There is a shortage of graduates with work experience for a majority of the educational groups in the healthcare field. For specialised nurses, dispensers, veterinarians, midwives and doctors there is a shortage of new graduates as well. About half of the employers state that they have been seeking personnel. Healthcare employers expect the number of specialised nurses, doctors, veterinarians, midwives and social service workers to increase in both one and three-year horizons.
Shortage of preschool teachers
Within the teaching field, there is a shortage of both experienced personnel and new graduates with educational backgrounds in preschool teaching and leisure time childcare. In all other teaching categories employers state a balance or surplus. In general, employers expect the number of workers in the teaching field to stay unchanged or to decrease for all the educational categories except for preschool teachers.