OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin during a teleconference with participants in the WorldSkills movement stated that the problem of the shortage of personnel with the necessary qualifications in Russia is acute. According to the head of state, without taking measures by the end of 2030 deficiency will amount to about 3 million people.

“For Russia, this problem is quite acute. If we do not undertake resolute efforts to solve these problems, by the end of 2030 the shortage of qualified personnel will be about 3 million people,” Putin said.

He noted that the problem of the shortage of qualified personnel is typical not only for Russia, but also for the entire world labour market, including Western Europe, as well as “neighbors and partners” of Moscow.

The politician mentioned that the figure of 3 million people is slightly less than the prognosticated deficit in Germany and Great Britain, but for Russia this is a lot. According to Putin, lack of specialists can lead to losses in the economy “estimated in the hundreds of billions of dollars of lost profits.”

In May 2018, Korn Ferry Hay Group found that the total staff shortage in Europe, including Russia, will amount to more than 14.3 million people by 2030, which will cause the losses in the economy of the EMEA region (Russia, the Middle East and Africa) in the sum of 1,906 trillion US dollars. As for the forecast for Russia, by 2030 the staff shortage will amount to approximately 2.8 million people. Researchers predict the losses of the Russian economy at the amount of 297.1 billion dollars.