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Olaf van Vliet discusses staff shortages on Omroep West: Untapped labour potential and higher wages

All of society is having to deal with the effects of staff shortages. Hospitals are unable to fill their duty rosters, primary schools are having to close their doors for one day per week, and trains are being cancelled on a regular basis. But why is that exactly? Professor of Economics Olaf van Vliet commented on the issue during an interview with Dutch broadcaster Omroep West.

He also discussed options to minimise staff shortages. He addressed, for instance, the question whether labour migration and robotising might provide a solution. As well as talking about the untapped labour potential and the effects of the staff shortages for the wage trends.

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