It is the “biggest innovation in the AMS in 25 years,” said John head on Wednesday. The head of the Employment Service (AMS) is referring to the so-called skills matching, which is intended to make job placement more efficient.
Specifically, job titles should take a back seat and the skills of job seekers should come into focus. Individual skills – such as technical skills, computer skills or social knowledge – are recorded digitally and compared with the needs of the company. According to Kopf, the AMS now knows 25,000 individual competencies. The new system is scheduled to be used for the first time in early 2024.
The new system has nothing to do with the controversial AMS algorithm, whose admissibility is being examined in court due to data protection concerns. The matching system is only used internally by AMS employees, Kopf assured. Praise came from Labor Minister Martin Kocher, the Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Industrialists.