Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)
Employment and Skills Strategies in Slovenia
This report takes a case study approach, analysing the management and implementation
of policies in the Drava and South-East regions of Slovenia. It provides a comparative
framework to understand the role of the local labour market policy in matching people
to jobs, engaging employers in skills development activities, as well as fostering
new growth and economic development opportunities. It includes practical policy examples
of actions taken in Slovenia to help workers find better quality jobs, while also
stimulating productivity and inclusion.
The OECD report on Employment and Skills Strategies in Slovenia will be launched on 4 September in Slovenia in the presence of Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
Local job creation dashboard results for Slovenia
About the Local Job Creation Project
With the rising economic importance of human resources and skills, employment and training agencies are now often expected to play a more important role in local strategies to support new job creation, facilitate restructuring and increase productivity. This project assesses the contribution of labour market policy to boosting quality employment and enhancing productivity by better matching skills supply to demand, improving training provision and addressing skills gaps but also improving skills utilisation by firms. It involves a series of country reviews. Each review examines the capacity of employment services and training providers to contribute to a long-term strategy which can yield returns in terms of resilience of the local economy, skills levels and job quality.
Why local issues matter
Local communities can boost economic growth and sustainability by investing in a skilled workforce which is less expendable, more adaptable to change and better able to contribute to productivity growth and the creation of new jobs. In order to contribute to this agenda, employment and training organisations need to align their services effectively with local conditions and with broader local economic development strategies.