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Training, Task Flexibility and Low-Skilled Workers' Employability

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  • Sanders,Jos
  • Grip,Andries,de

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In this paper we analyse whether the training participation and task flexibility of low-skilled workers contribute to their firm-internal and external mobility. We find that both workers’ training participation and task flexibility merely contribute to workers’ firm-internal employability. However, the workers’ participation in training plays a much more explicit role in workers’ firm-internal careers than their task flexibility as it appears to be an important means to enhance their opportunities on the firm-internal labour market. Both workers’ participation in training and their task flexibility do not contribute to the external employability of the low-skilled workers. Task flexible low-skilled workers even less often expect to be externally employable than non-task flexible workers. The focus of low-skilled workers on their firm-internal employability can be explained by the fact that they usually have more opportunities to improve their position in the firm-internal labour market than on the external labour market.

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  • Sanders,Jos & Grip,Andries,de, 2003. "Training, Task Flexibility and Low-Skilled Workers' Employability," ROA Research Memorandum 007, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
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    1. Didier Fouarge & Trudie Schils & Andries de Grip, 2013. "Why do low-educated workers invest less in further training?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(18), pages 2587-2601, June.

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