Survey of Forecasting Staff Demand in the Arctic Economy



15 January 2021
The forecast was compiled by specialists of Petrozavodsk State University jointly with the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after Mikhail Lomonosov at the request of the agency.

The forecast was compiled by specialists of Petrozavodsk State University jointly with the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after Mikhail Lomonosov at the request of the agency. 

New investment projects as well as the development of existing industries will create 182.4 thousand jobs in the Arctic zone of Russia by 2035. 

New jobs are created in such sectors of the economy as mining (76.4 thousand), manufacturing (40.4 thousand), construction (25.3 thousand), transportation and storage (16 thousand). 

From 2021 onwards the Arctic is expected to require annually an additional few tens of thousands of workers: this requirement in 2024 will amount to 73.8 thousand, in 2035 - 66.5 thousand workers. One third of them are specialists with higher education, almost half are mid-level professionals, including skilled employees and white-collar workers, and one fifth is unskilled labor. At the same time, staffing shortages can be seen in all 74 Arctic municipalities, even today they have to resort to recruitment of shift workers. In 2019, their number reached 207 thousand people. By 2035, there might be 460 thousand people if all the projects announced in framework of the survey are implemented to the sufficient extent.

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