This is remarkable in times of unusual economic and political uncertainties, with continued underinvestment and flat productivity growth. It is important to continue reducing - often - too high tax-wedges.
“The best remedy for social inclusion is getting people in a job”, said Uwe Combüchen,“MET industries have contributed by creating 1 million new jobs, since 2014.”
The digital transformation of MET industries requires a broad digital skill set. This increases the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), VET (Vocation, Education, Training) and lifelong learning. “Upskilling and reskilling is a shared responsibility between government, employers and employees”, concluded Mr. Combüchen.