Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

LinkedIn's Senior Economist reacts to the Chancellor's Spending Review jobs package

Following the news that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £4.6bn package to help the unemployed back to work in the Spending Review, please find a reactive comment from Mariano Mamertino, Senior Economist for EMEA at LinkedIn, below:

“The Chancellor is right to target jobs. But we need to recognise the solution to the unfolding employment crisis is tied to skills. The reality is that the pandemic has accelerated changes to the economy, technology and business and that has created a structural shift to the type of jobs that are available now and in the future. If we’re going to help people find jobs that offer stability and good incomes, supporting them to retrain and learn new skills is central to this effort.”