News

July 2021

  1. Lost in COVID-19 limbo-land: Pandemic hits youth employment hard

    14 July 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected young people not only in terms of their participation in the labour market but also through severe disruptions in education and training. In this podcast, ILO senior youth employment experts Niall O’Higgins and Sher Verick analyze the current situation and where we are headed.

June 2021

  1. Public Employment Services pressing ahead with digitalization should be aware of the digital divide

    30 June 2021

    The internet is becoming a key resource for job seekers, entrepreneurs or those looking to make a career change. The digitalization of public employment services (PES) has accelerated in response to the COVID-19 crisis. To ensure they remain inclusive, PES should beware of the barriers limiting access to clients with low digital literacy and pinpoint solutions for making services easy to access, safe and as intuitive as possible.

  2. Impact of COVID-19 on Skilling, Upskilling and Reskilling in Enterprises

    The research seminar will take place on 28 June 2021 from 13:00 - 14:30 (CEST).

  3. Skills Anticipation and Matching in Africa: Raising awareness about the importance of anticipating labour market skills needs

    Under the auspices of the Skills Initiative for Africa, (SIFA) the Africa Union Commission, and African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), with the technical support of the International Labour Organization will be holding an Africa wide conference on Skills Anticipation.

  4. Workshop: Practices towards algorithmic management and their impact on workers

    Two-day technical workshop on “Practices towards algorithmic management and their impact on workers” is being organized on 15-16 June under the research component of the “Building partnerships on the future of work” project as part of a collaboration between the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC-JRC), European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and the ILO – and with the participation of EU-OSHA and EUROFOUND.

  5. How to choose my future profession ? A step-by-step guide for job seekers

    10 June 2021

    This guide presents in a simple and practical way, the stages of the reflection to be carried out to make a choice of profession. It can be used as a workbook to be completed directly. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counselors at employment agencies around the world.

  6. Breaking out of the informal economy: Does new technology hold the key?

    09 June 2021

    In this podcast, ILO Employment Policy Specialist Juan Chacaltana and Technical Officer, Vicky Leung discuss emerging policy trends in how technology can facilitate the transition to the formal economy, or e-formality, and some of the challenges.

  7. An update on the youth labour market impact of the COVID-19 crisis

    02 June 2021

    This statistical brief provides an update on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on youth in terms of employment, unemployment, NEET and inactivity trends, highlighting the differences between youth and adults (aged 25 and above), along with gender disparities. The brief also underscores the need for an integrated and multi-dimensional employment policy, which is based on continuing broader support to the economy and labour market, along with specific measures targeting the most vulnerable youth.

May 2021

  1. Skilling, upskilling and reskilling of employees, apprentices & interns during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a global survey of enterprises

    25 May 2021

    This survey report is the accomplishment of the collaborative efforts of 10 international and regional development organizations.

  2. Taking stock of the COVID-19 crisis: the impact on the labour market and how countries have responded

    The Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly organized a webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the labour market and how countries have responded.