Watson Tackles Youth Unemployment

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Watson Tackles Youth Unemployment

An IBM Impact Grant helps the Flemish Employment Agency (VDAB) answer these important questions By Kitty Döppenbecker
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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.

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