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Mismatch in Job Market

One smart explanation for the existence of persistent unemployement in the industrial societies, which I beleive is a true one, is the idea of mismatch between the quality of labour supply and the demand by the firms. The theory says that the labour force in modern world needs lots of education and can not adapt herself very quickly to the requirements of the market.

Think about current situation, there are thousands of unemployed IT professionals in the Europe while there is high demand for jobs like nursing at the same time. An IT technician is not able to learn the practice of nursing in a short period of time and therefore she can't take of jobs offered in the other sectors. As a result we see the extra supply of labour in one segment of the market (IT) and the shortage in the other one (Nursing).

This is a structural problem caused by the information lag and delays in the system and seems not to be easily removable. The reason is simple: when one sector is growing it takes time for the educational institutions and the future job seekers to realize it and therefore the familier cycles of supply happens, this time in labour market.

In Iran we are facing almost the same issue: There are many people with higher education degrees who are not effective or qualified enough in one hand and lots of unresponded requirements from the firms especially in the high-tech and oil/gas sectors on the other hand. It explains to some extend the huge wage gap in diffrenent sectors.

Comments

Good start.
One thing about writing in English is that your audience will now change to some extent. In Persian your value added as somebody who discusses economics in simple language was quite high, in english, that is not really the case since there are lots of resources on economics in simpler langugue online. However, now you have a different market niche: writing about the intersection of Iran and the west, from economics to politics, your points will be new to the audience in English language blogs and potentially your writings of more impact. However, that suggests you need to widen your circle of reading, commenting, and inviting people, otherwise you will soon lose your old readers who don't necessarily look for English blogs, and not gain many new ones.
Good luck!

Good start.
One thing about writing in English is that your audience will now change to some extent. In Persian your value added as somebody who discusses economics in simple language was quite high, in english, that is not really the case since there are lots of resources on economics in simpler langugue online. However, now you have a different market niche: writing about the intersection of Iran and the west, from economics to politics, your points will be new to the audience in English language blogs and potentially your writings of more impact. However, that suggests you need to widen your circle of reading, commenting, and inviting people, otherwise you will soon lose your old readers who don't necessarily look for English blogs, and not gain many new ones.
Good luck!

Great! You have just pointed an important problem in Iranian socio-economics which have brought some other problems in detail.

Good luck .. I think it was the right thing to do ... actually one of the comments on your persian blog to start an Englsh one was mine ... Anyway, do you have any thoughts on why over last few decades England job market always lacks native workers in health sector? As far as I know, there has been always shortage (besides good payments in this sector)?
By your theory the problem should be over after few years.

English weblog! a step to become international. but your writing about religion is not sufficient. Don`t forget that some read your web just for your writing about religion. They dont mind reading about Economics. Do you read my web?

good job man ! i just replaced the previous one with this url ! mokhlessss

Good job !

Dera hamed.
I am very glad to meet your new blog.
good luck

Hey!
I can't read english soo good, but I've read that you have done a good job dude!
WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE!

the post begs an interesting economic dilemma to explain an irrelevant phenomenon. imho, your post suffers from incoherency. the "iranian problem", as you pointed it out, is about educational efficiency, not the structural or market lag. btw keep up the good job!

english e man nam keshide wali bayad mineweshtam ke: az man mishnawi be jawoonit rahm kon o hamchin harfaii ro tooye jaam haye irani haye moghim europa matrah nakon. chon man yekbar in kaar ro anjaam dadam wa akhar e jalase kaar be daad o faryaad o dawaa keshid.baad ham azam khastand beram to jalaseye badi shakhsan az hozzaar mazerat khahi konam ke hamchin nazari dashte am!!!rasti solmaz hanooz be man zang nazade ha!

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