The national strategy for professional development is designed to cover Luxembourg's labor market needs. Currently, the country is experiencing an alarming shortage of human resources. For example, the trade sector lacks at least 3,800 employees.
Another compounding factor is the aging of the population, both in Luxembourg itself and in the Greater Region, which remains the main source of labor.
An indirect problem causing labor shortages is the crisis in the housing market. The inaccessibility of rent for most applicants makes them look for work in other countries.