The Government of Chile, through its Ministry of Labor, has launched the strategic initiative of the Labor Observatory to get a system of prospecting the labour market.

OL regional mapA Network of 15 Territory Labor Observatories will identify strategic sectors, analyzing the national and global trends, and anticipating their implications in the demand for employment and in the competencies that will be demanded. The final objective is to contribute to better decision-making of institutions and entrepreneurs of each territory.

The Local and Regional Development Institute (IDER) of the University of La Frontera, leader of the project in Araucanía and precursor of the idea at a national level, has constituted a Strategic Intelligence Unit that monitors the strategic sectors for employment in the territory. This unit, composed of a dozen analysts, has got the training and methodological assistance of Antara, and runs the solution of Competitive Intelligence "mussol" for the daily operation of the Observatory.

According to Jorge Petit-Breuilh, Director of IDER, " the collaboration with Antara is strategic for the success of the project, since in Chile Competitive Intelligence is not used to make strategic decisions for public policy or the investment decision. It is key to have the experience of antara and their technical and methodological advice, as well as the  mussol software technology. "

The Territory Labor Observatories will elaborate periodic reports on the competency profiles demanded and that will be required in the future, so that the institutions can readjust training offers, focus on employment plans and seed capital, articulate entrepreneurs with productive chains, or facilitate New ventures aligned with future trends.