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Decent work
Early childhood education plays a critical role in the lives of many families. It helps parents to continue working while equipping children with essential learning tools. But early childhood educators too often lack decent working conditions with longer hours, less pay and fewer benefits than other teachers.
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Child labour
In response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, the ILO has identified child labour as a priority issue. Already, the Jordanian Government says that child labour has doubled nationwide – to 60,000 – since the refugee influx began in 2011.

  1. ILO Portal on Child Labour
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Addressing global inequalities
In a statement delivered to the 2014 Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the ILO Director-General warns of rising global unemployment and calls for measures to boost household purchasing power.

  1. "Tackling unemployment and inequality to revive growth":statement to the 2014 IMF and World Bank Spring meetings
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Job skills
Today's employers want more than training and experience. They're also looking for "soft skills" that can play as big a role in a person's career development as their technical know-how. Here are six that are especially important.
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Disability and work
Employing people with disabilities – a huge and largely overlooked market segment – makes a lot of sense for companies. But that requires overcoming a fear of the unknown and looking at abilities rather than disabilities.

  1. ILO Topic Portal on Disability and Work
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