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Hiring Costs of Skilled Workers and the Supply of Firm-Provided Training

Marc Blatter, Samuel Mühlemann (), Samuel Schenker and Stefan Wolter
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Samuel Mühlemann: University of Munich

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No 6344, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper analyzes how the costs of hiring skilled workers from the external labor market affect a firm's supply of training. Using administrative survey data with detailed information on hiring and training costs for Swiss firms, we find evidence for substantial and increasing marginal hiring costs. However, firms can invest in internal training of unskilled workers and thereby avoid costs for external hiring. Controlling for a firm's training investment, we find that a one standard deviation increase in average external hiring costs increases the number of internal training positions by 0.7 standard deviations.

Keywords: hiring costs; apprenticeship training; firm-sponsored training (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J23 J24 J32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2012-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-lab and nep-lma
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Published - published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2016, 68 (1), 238-257

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