Briefing paper

The e61 Institute has published this research to help guide policy-makers and stakeholders at the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit being held in Canberra on 1-2 September 2022. The research identifies five key facts using detailed analysis of firm-level and worker-level data.

Key findings:

  • Summit discussions should focus not only on growing our stock of workforce talent, but on allocating Australia's existing talent more efficiently. The future prosperity depends as much on getting the right workers to the right firms, as it does on the country’s total supply of skills.
  • Achieving this requires a policy environment that fosters the emergence of productive firms to create economic value, and then supports and incentivises workers to effectively match with the right jobs, so that this value can be harvested.
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