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Factsheet for measure IE-2004-1/2669 – measures in Ireland
|Country||Ireland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 January 2004|
|Context||Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Roisin Farelly (IRN Publishing) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 14 November 2022)|
SOLAS is supported from by a variety of organisations: Skills and Labour Market Research Unit, Central Statistics Office, Department of Social Protection, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, Higher Education Authority, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Department of Education and Skills, Central Applications Office.
The National Skills Database (NSD) was developed in 2003 by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit in SOLAS (the Further Education and Training Authority) on behalf of the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs. It collates quantitative information about the supply and demand of skills in Ireland, from the Central Statistics Office, the Department of Social Protection, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the Higher Education Authority, the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Education and Skills, and the Central Applications Office.
This site provides up-to-date information on employment trends and the employment outlook for various occupations, which are then summarised in annual National Skills Bulletins. It also provides information on other characteristics of those employed in each occupation: age, gender, whether they are typically self-employed or employees, and whether they are typically working full-time or part-time. The database can give information on current employment trends and on expected employment growth and shortages for each occupation.
The database collects information about supply and demand of skills for all the Republic of Ireland. It provides information on employment trends and the employment outlook for various occupations; information on other characteristics of those employed in each occupation - their age, gender, whether they are typically self-employed or employees, and whether they are typically working full-time or part-time. The occupations are grouped into 9 broad occupational groups.
It facilitates the use of a range of indicators and models to assess potential imbalances between the demand and supply of skills for more than 100 occupations. It has been running for 15 years.
The database represents an effective tool for timely analysis and forecasting of the labour market at occupational level. Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, has cited the National Skills Bulletin as providing 'an excellent insight into the current standing of the workforce which will assist with any education and training interventions that may be required into the future'.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), The National Skills Database, measure IE-2004-1/2669 (measures in Ireland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IE-2004-1_2669.html
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