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Social services: Report on the Social Services Workforce in Europe: Current State of Play and Challenges

The main objectives of this report is to provide precise data on the sector’s workforce and challenges.  The report shows that the social services sector employed more than 10.9 million people in 2018 in the EU, representing 4.7% of the total EU labour force.

Furthermore, the research highlights the strong employment dynamic, the EU social services workforce increased by 24 % in 10 years, 5 times more than the EU average. The report represents the first work of the Social Employer’s Observatory which aims to help the social services sector better respond to its challenges, provide better quality care and support services, create decent jobs and improve the effectiveness of public funding.

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  • Country/countries concerned : European Union
  • Type of document : Report
  • This article is relevant to the following topic(s) :
    • European sectoral social dialogue

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  • Date of publication : 2020-03-07
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