Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

Global shifts in employment structure: A new geography of jobs?

Over more than a decade, a series of economic crises have rocked the labour markets, eliminating millions of jobs in some sectors and spawning millions of new ones in others. This podcast examines the extent of these changes in employment structures, and how they affect different regions of the world and the future of work.

Audio | 09 November 2022
Over more than a decade, a series of economic crises have led to major shifts in the labour markets – creating new types of jobs and destroying existing ones. Researchers are examining the extent of these changes in employment structures, ranging from the decline in mid-paid jobs to the upgrading in high-paid, high-skilled jobs. How are these changes affecting different regions or economies? And which emerging sectors show the most promise for achieving employment growth in developed economies, as well as sustainable development, employment creation and poverty alleviation in less developed economies? In this episode, Sergio Torrejón Perez, economic and policy analyst in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and coordinator of the joint ILO-JRC project “Global shifts in the employment structure”, and John Hurley, Senior Research Manager, Employment Unit, Eurofound, discuss these trends, and their impact on the future of work.

The future of work podcast series was created on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

This podcast is also available on Spotify  and Apple Podcasts.

Guests

Sergio Torrejón Perez
Economic and policy analyst in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and coordinator of the joint ILO-JRC project “Global shifts in the employment structure”



John Hurley
Senior Research Manager, Employment Unit, Eurofound