DIGITAL COMPETENCES IN THE FUNCTION OF REDUCING UNEMPLOYMENT
Nowadays many national economies are facing the problem of unemployment. Its proportion can be expressed by the unemployment rate. Although different reasons affect the unemployment rate, the inapropriate competences of the available workforce are distinguished as one of the dominant. That reason causes the phenomenon of the so-called labour market paradox. On the one side, that paradox reflects a relatively high unemployment rate and, on the other side, the inability of a large number of employers to hire workers whose competences meet the demands of a modern workplace. Special attention in this paper is paid to digital competences. The aim of the paper is to point out the nature of digital competences, their importance for reducing the level of unemployment, as well as the ways in which they can be acquired and improved.
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