Portugal is “2nd country in world with greatest scarcity of talent”

Perhaps the most depressing soundbite of the day is that Portugal has been rated the 2nd country in the world with the greatest scarcity of talent. According to the Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Survey 2022 85% of employers have difficulty filling the vacancies they put on the market. Only Taiwan has a greater scarcity of talent. Bizarrely, in Hannover today, prime minister António Costa has been extolling Portugal’s virtues, telling journalists that among the several factors that give the country its competitive advantage is “the excellence of Portuguese talent and human resources”…