|The Employment Sector is fully engaged in the implementation of the Global Employment Agenda, and is doing so through a large range of technical support and capacity building activities, advisory services and policy research.|
Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs
18 June 2013
This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment − including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008−09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around the world.
18 June 2013
The new Skills for Employment Global Public-Private Knowledge Sharing Platform (Global KSP) shares the approaches and experiences that international organizations, governments, employers and workers have found effective in strengthening the links between education and training to productive and decent work.
24 May 2013
A new interactive on-line platform aims to engage young people and find solutions to the youth employment crisis.
15 May 2013
This practical Policy Resource Guide is the first initiative to bring together a synthesis of knowledge, policy innovations and good practices facilitating transition to formality.
14 May 2013
The edited volume “Shared Harvests: Agriculture, Trade and Employment” is the outcome of a technical cooperation project entitled “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade and Employment” managed jointly by the European Commission and the International Labour Office (ILO) with funding from the European Union, and collaborative work between the ILO and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The research findings in this volume emphasize the need to make agriculture (or re-establish it as) a high policy priority, particularly in the domains of development, trade, and employment.
18 April 2013
by Mr José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Assistant Director General for Policy, ILO at the session on “Reaching impact and scaling up”
04 April 2013
Employment Policy Brief
04 March 2013
The ILO and Friedrich Ebert Foundation organise a joint workshop to exchange experience between Government representatives from African, Asian and Latin American countries, international organisations and researchers on the role of industrial policies in accelerating the dynamics of productive transformation for job growth.
The new study examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.
Five years after the outbreak of the global financial crisis, the study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year.
This report examines the conditions of women’s engagement in the labour market, by estimating and analysing five key gaps, or gender differentials, between women and men which disadvantage women: in unemployment, in employment, in labour force participation, in vulnerability, and in sectoral and occupational segregation.
Published every two years since 1999, the KILM is a multi-functional research tool of the ILO consisting of country-level data on 18 key indicators of the labour market from 1980 to the latest available year, ranging from employment and variables relating to employment (status, sector, hours, etc.) to the lack of work and the characteristics of jobseekers, education, wages and compensation costs, labour productivity and working poverty.
Book04 October 2011
The edited volume “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts” is the outcome of a joint project of the European Commission and the International Labour Office. The book contributes to promoting the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms on employment.
Book20 September 2011
This publication consists of contributions by leading academic experts including David Blanchflower, John Haltiwanger, Nina Pavcnik and Dani Rodrik, who analyse the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages. Together, the nine chapters in this volume summarize state-of-the art knowledge on themes related to the social dimension of globalization.
Book12 August 2011
This publication provides insights into how disability perspectives may be incorporated into policies, laws, services and programmes, and the essential elements for sustainable and inclusive growth of societies.
Executive Director of the Employment Sector.
The ILO welcomed the World Bank's World Development Report 2013, entitled 'Jobs', a timely publication in the midst of the economic crisis