Employment services: News and events
International Labour Standards
Nigeria ratified ILO Conventions concerning migrant workers and private employment agencies
27 March 2023
Nigeria becomes the 29th country to ratify Convention No. 143, and the 38th to ratify Convention No. 181.
Jobs and career guidance
First Global Careers Month to highlight importance of investing in career guidance
08 November 2022
The Inter-Agency Career Guidance Working Group (IAG CGWG) has launched the first Global Careers Month, which will run from 8 November to 13 December.
The ILO launches a new phase of the Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment
13 September 2022
With the support of the Swiss Development Cooperation and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the third and final phase of the FAIR programme runs from August 2022 to July 2025.
Skills and employment
Big data offers new way to monitor changes in the demand and supply for skills
31 August 2022
A new study by the International Labour Organization finds that, with the right tools, data from online jobs platforms can provide important information about current and future demand and supply of skills in the labour market
Blended Vocational Training in BLK in Indonesia: Curriculum standardization, Instructors’ competencies, and Implementation of training programmes
The Ministry of Manpower and the ILO Jakarta Office – through INSIGHT II project funded by the Government of Japan and UNIQLO project funded by Fast Retailing, Co., Ltd. – collaborate in the development of blended vocational skills training in BLKs for the almost three years now.
ILO Launches Ratification Campaign to Broaden Adoption of its Key Employment Services Conventions
25 May 2022
Emphasizing the critical importance of public and private employment services to achieve robust labour markets and a human-centered and job-rich recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organization has launched a targeted effort to increase ratifications of two key conventions among its member States.
The ILO’s Youth Employment Action Plan (YEAP) 2020-30
YEAP objective: To effectively make a difference in securing a better future of work for young people by promoting a human-centred, pro-youth job rich recovery from the COVID crisis, and beyond.
10 May 2022
Technical tripartite webinar for the ratification campaign of ILO Conventions on Employment Service, and Private Employment Agencies
This tripartite webinar aims to raise awareness of the importance of the fundamental role played by the Employment Service Convention, 1948 (No. 88) and the Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) in supporting a human-centred, job-rich recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and helping workers and employers adapt to challenges in rapidly changing labour markets.
To Support a Job-Rich Recovery, ILO Launches Drive to Broaden Ratification of Key Employment Services Conventions
05 April 2022
The International Labour Organization is launching a campaign aimed at increasing ratifications and implementation by member States of its key Conventions on public and private employment services, which have become increasingly vital to shoring up labour markets and assuring a job-rich recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ILO launches the Fair recruitment Initiative (Phase II, 2021-2025) for Africa
The ILO Regional Office for Africa in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) are partnering to launch the Fair Recruitment Initiative in Africa in March 2022. This launch is an opportunity to expand the implementation of successful fair recruitment approaches to other countries in Africa.