Watson Tackles Youth Unemployment
An IBM Impact Grant helps the Flemish Employment Agency (VDAB) answer these important questions By Kitty Döppenbecker
How long and why do young people stay unemployed after entering the labor market? And what actions are the most effective to help them find a job quicker? An IBM Impact Grant helps the Flemish Employment Agency (VDAB) answer these important questions. In just ten weeks, IBM consultants delivered a predictive model prototype using Watson cognitive technologies for natural language processing and self-learning. The tool has the potential to offer vital insights into youth unemployment and support VDAB career counselors in personally assisting each individual young job seeker.