What opportunities and challenges for women?
The circular economy has the ability to set off new jobs.
In Italy, green workers are currently 3 million 100 thousand.
In 2019 alone, Italian companies were seeking 234,140 positions defined by Istat as “repair and maintenance workers”.
In addition to soft skills – knowing how to work in a team, solve problems, manage stress, be flexible, develop creative intuition and adaptability, etc. – the most requested competences are related to energy saving and environmental sustainability, which come before knowledge of languages and even digital skills.
In general, as regards the estimate of the need for green skills over the next five years, according to Unioncamere’s forecast report, between 2020 and 2024 1.6 million workers will be required to possess this type of skills at an intermediate level at least (about 62% of the five-year requirement) while 978,000 units (approximately 38% of the total) should have significant mastery of green skills.
We will talk about all this and the opportunities that Green Jobs represent for women at our forthcoming event, on 20 April 2021, with Marco Gisotti and Cristina Vajani. Do not miss it!