Major jobs shortage in ICT sector

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There are currently 9,000 vacancies in the ICT sector in Belgium – a factor that his holding back economic growth. Over the past five years 20,000 extra workers have recruited  in the country’s information and communication industry. Yet there is still a shortage.

The shortage of qualified ICT workers is having a negative impact on the economy as a whole and it is estimated that if the jobs were filled the country’s national output would rise by 1 billion euros.

Belgian Premier, Elio Di Rupo, himself a chemist, has called on young people in the country to study to become a scientist or engineer.