The global economy needs 25 million new project professionals by 2030.


According to PMI’s ten-year outlook of project management-oriented employment (PMOE) this will open up new job opportunities for project professionals and changemakers.


The demand for project staff is estimated to rise by 15.2% in information & publishing, 14.9% in finance & insurance, 13.2% in manufacturing & construction, 12.7% in utilities, and 11.3% in management & professional services. Only in oil & gas the demand is expected to decline by -0.1%.


Most of the opportunities will unfold in China followed by South Asia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Northern America, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA.


The reasons for the talent gap are

  • an increase in the number of jobs requiring project management-oriented skills,
  • the higher demand for project professionals in emerging and developing countries due to economic growth, and
  • the rate of retirement from the workforce.

As more and more industries become project-oriented, organizations have to upskill and empower their workforce, explore partnerships and create a culture of continual learning to narrow the talent gap.

Hava a look at the PMI report!


We at PM&C support organizations in the successful delivery of projects. And we make your project organization fit for the challenges ahead and support you with change processes in your project organization.


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