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The answer to the shortage of personnel in the installation sector is Augmented Reality.

Martijn Antonissen

30 November 2019

3 min

Both the industry labour market in general and in the installation sector in particular are under pressure. The markets are recovering and both have a shortage of professionals to carry out all the projects that companies are faced with. According to the UWV, this shortage of well-trained personnel will not diminish in the coming years. It is time to think outside the box and tackle the shortage on the labour market with innovative, technological solutions. Solutions that boost the efficiency and productivity of the existing workforce. One of these solutions is the use of Augmented Reality.

At the end of 2017, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) noted that there was a growing shortage of personnel in the industry. Nearly 16% of the companies in this sector report that the shortage of personnel results in an obstruction to production. The number of people employed is almost 9% lower than in 2005, and the sector is also ageing. The increased shortage of personnel coincides with increased demand: the percentage of companies experiencing a shortage of demand is at its lowest level since the end of 2008. It is therefore logical that the number of vacancies in the industry continues to rise. At the end of the third quarter of 2017, there were 23 vacancies per thousand employee jobs.


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