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  1. More and better jobs in Ukraine

    Meet the Project Manager: Džemal Hodžić, ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Ukraine

    24 January 2022

    At half time of the project led by him, Džemal Hodžić takes stock of the ILO efforts on supporting the Ukrainian labour markets for more and better job creation. Highlights of his work are a 10% increase of the clients served by the public employment service per year and 3000 potential entrepreneurs trained with more than 700 new businesses established. The project is funded by Denmark.

  2. Video Interview with leading representative of IT industries in BiH

    Lack of skilled workers limits IT sector growth

    21 January 2022

    The lack of skilled workers can seriously affect industry and job growth. Watch our interview with Tatjana Vucic, Director of BIT Alliance, the largest IT business association in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The IT industry in BiH has the potential to offer more than 30,000 new job opportunities for specialists in the next eight years. However, finding qualified staff remains a key growth hurdle. In 2021, BIT Alliance and ILO jointly analyzed the skills deficits in the IT industry and identified priority interventions. The resulting Strategic Plan on Skills Development for the IT Sector in BiH will be published in the first quarter of 2022 on this website.

  3. Modernizing Public Employment Services

    MEET THE PROJECT MANAGER: Nina Krgovic, ILO Project Coordinator, Montenegro

    13 January 2022

    Nina Krgovic shares details of her work modernizing the National Employment Agency of Montenegro – a country hit harder by the economic fallout of the pandemic than any other European nation. The ILO support is funded by the EU and the United Kingdom.

  4. ILO Beneficiary story

    Beyond silence - another success story of including people with disabilities in the Moldovan labour market

    07 January 2022

    Read the story of Ion and Mariana, two deaf-mute workers in Chisinau, Moldova. They found a good job they love because of a new wage subsidy scheme creating a job opportunity for them. The ILO provided the technical assistance for these reforms aiming at the labour market integration of people with disabilities in Moldova.

  5. Employment opportunity

    Vacancy: Senior Information Technology Assistant - G6

    31 December 2021

    The DWT/CO-Budapest is looking for a Senior Information Technology Assistant.

  6. Digitalization of safety at work

    Laying the foundation for safer workplaces in Moldova - Labour Inspectorate and ILO launch a new IT platform on work accident reporting

    08 December 2021

    The Moldovan Labour Inspectorate with ILO assistance developed a new IT-platform for reporting work accidents. This new platform should help the country to overcome the widely spread underreporting of work accidents. Current statistics report a rate of non-fatal work accidents that is 20 times lower than in the EU.

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    Western Balkans and the EU Enlargement Standstill

    Three essential questions: Interview with Florian Bieber, Director, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz

    30 November 2021

    In the fifth issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Florian Bieber, Professor and Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz and Coordinator of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG). We asked him how to make the EU accession of Western Balkans faster and more inclusive.

  8. ILO Performance at a Glance

    Main donors confirm ILO’s improved performance

    29 November 2021

    A new assessment of the ILO done by a network of its main donor countries recognizes the significant progress of the organization. The comprehensive assessment done over a period of 18 months also included a survey among ILO partners from 16 beneficiary countries including Moldova and Ukraine.

  9. Impact of the Pandemic on Employment and Wages

    Three essential questions: Interview with Maryna Tverdostup, Economist, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies

    16 November 2021

    In the fourth issue of short interviews with important researchers and practitioners from Central and Eastern Europe on burning questions concerning labour and social policies, we talked to Maryna Tverdostup, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. We asked her about the uneven impact of the pandemic on employment and wages.

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    ILO Beneficiary story

    Elena never gave up and finally found a job she loves. A story of labour market inclusion of people with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova

    12 November 2021

    “There are many ways you can fulfil your dreams,” Elena believes, “regardless of bumps in the road along the way. Disability is an obstacle, a huge one, but the human spirit is resilient, and one has to keep going forward”. Read the story of Elena Epuri, a worker with a disability at Steinel Electronics in Chisinau, Moldova. She found a great job she loves because of the new Employment Law and a wage subsidy scheme created an opportunity for her. The ILO provided the technical assistance for these reforms and measures.