Employment services: Key resources

May 2021

  1. Publication

    Youth employment in conflict and fragile settings (Elisa Selva and Federico Negro)

    07 May 2021

    Is the future ready for youth? Youth employment policies for evolving labour markets

April 2021

  1. Brochure

    Fair Recruitment Initiative Strategy 2021-2025 - Summary

    06 April 2021

    The Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) was launched in 2014 as part of the ILO Fair Migration Agenda. Since its launch, the FRI has been critical to ILO’s work in the area of national and international recruitment of workers and has added renewed impetus and visibility to this important topic. The 2021-2025 FRI Strategy will continue to be grounded in relevant international labour standards (ILS), global guidance, and social dialogue between governance institutions and actors of the labour market.

  2. Publication

    Employer skills needs survey (Amid COVID-19 responses)

    01 April 2021

March 2021

  1. Training Policy Brief

    Reducing the youth unemployment in Brazil: a practical approach

    23 March 2021

    The aim of this brief is to propose solutions for improving the Public Employment Services, as well as reforming the apprenticeship programme, in order for Brazil to effectively reduce the rate of youth unemployment.

  2. Book

    Is the future ready for youth?

    18 March 2021

    How do we ensure that the policymakers and the global community prioritize youth employment, so essential for sustainable development and social justice? This book brings together contributions from ILO with broad global experience in successful youth employment policies. They discuss the policies needed to address the challenge, in a time of rapid transformation, of achieving a better future for the youth.

January 2021

  1. Fair recruitment

    Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for Journalists in Viet Nam

    27 January 2021

    This toolkit was created to help journalists in Viet Nam report on fair recruitment and forced labour.

December 2020

  1. Fair recruitment

    Central American migrant women in Mexico: Informality in recruitment and employment

    18 December 2020

    This brief summarizes the current state of recruitment practices for Central American migrant women, focusing on four key sectors including agriculture, domestic work, sex work and street vending, and focuses on migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, placing specific emphasis on Guatemala.

  2. Labour Migration

    Ensuring migrant workers access to justice: An assessment of Thailand’s Migrant Workers Assistance Centers

    17 December 2020

    To increase migrant workers’ access to justice in Thailand, in 2016 the Ministry of Labour established Migrant Workers Assistance Centers in ten provinces throughout the country. By April 2019, the ten centres had delivered services to nearly 125,000 migrant workers from Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar.

  3. ILO Working Paper 19

    Trends and new developments in employment services to support transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    16 December 2020

    This paper presents the findings of a survey undertaken in selected countries in the Sub Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa regions (SSA and MENA) aimed at reviewing the status of employment service provision, challenges and opportunities for their development.

  4. Infographic

    ILO maps out technological transformation in Public Employment Services

    14 December 2020