Rainer Strack of Boston Consulting Group has an interesting TED@BCG talk that looks at workforce needs in 2030. It looks not only at the labor supply at the time (shortfalls in 15 of the top economies).
Per their modeling, by 2030 there will be Labor Shortfalls in:
-26% S. Korea
-24% Russian Fed.
USA will have stagnant low growth around 4% surplus, and India at 1%
He also shares the results of their global survey of migration and 200,000 job seekers world wide.
>60% willing to work abroad.
If you look at ages 21-30, it is over 70%
The workforce crisis of 2030 — and how to start solving it now
“It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing…”