More than half of Russians are ready to retrain after the COVID-19 pandemic

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More than half of Russian citizens intend to learn a new or related specialty amid the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. This is stated in a study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network with the participation of The survey involved 209 thousand people from 190 countries, including about 17 thousand from Russia.

“In anticipation of the consequences of the pandemic, more than two-thirds of the world’s employees are ready to undergo retraining, in Russia – more than half, 56%. The interest in developing new skills is highest among those respondents who are at the beginning or middle of their careers,” the study says.

It is noted that during the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about possible labor automation arose among 31.5% of Russians, mostly they work in financial institutions, telecommunications and insurance companies.

According to the survey, in Russia, the least interested in changing careers are workers in health care and medicine, social welfare, science, marketing and communications.