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COVID-19 in US – Over 37 million U.S. jobs may be vulnerable to potential layoffs in the short term

Almost 56% of US production and non-supervisory jobs (about 59.5 million jobs) offer weekly incomes below the $802 weighted average weekly income for all such jobs. Together, those low-quality jobs offer a weighted average of $539 in weekly income, or just over $28,000 per year. There is a subset of these workers, in jobs often … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers in EU, 2019 – 612 700, up by 12% compared with 2018 (549 000)

In 2019, 612 700 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 12% compared with 2018 (549 000), but around half of the number recorded in the peak year 2015 when 1 216 900 first-time asylum applicants were registered. Syrian (74 400 first-time applicants) … Continue reading

COVID-19 – Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the impact on global unemployment could be … Continue reading

Youth Employment Programs – A guide to an integrated approach

This guide aims to provide general guidance to project managers and project teams on the design and implementation of integrated, cross-sectoral youth employment programs. Traditionally, youth employment programs have focused primarily on supply-side interventions—that is, those dealing with individual constraints to accessing or moving between jobs. Many of these programs have had limited labor market … Continue reading

Careers education and guidance (CEG) – How parental behaviours constructively support their children

Careers education and guidance (CEG) can play a key role, not only in supporting young people in their career progression  directly while in education and training, but also in engaging parents (including carers and guardians) through various means so that they can better support the career development of their children. The aim of this research … Continue reading

Employment Gap and NEET in the West Midlands – twice as many young people are NEET in Sandwell as Warwickshire

The Youth Jobs Gap research series uses previously unseen Longitudinal Education Outcomes data to present new insights into disadvantaged young people’s transition from compulsory education into employment. The first three national reports looked at NEET rates, higher education, and apprenticeships respectively. These national reports have also looked at differences between regions – but differences within … Continue reading

Veterans in US – Without degrees

The United States military is the single largest provider of education and training in the country. Yet, for the U.S. veteran population (21 million) and especially the 4 million veterans who served from 2001 to the present day and are still early in their careers, there can be a disconnect between the education and training … Continue reading

Apprenticeship Levy in UK – The evidence on the composition and distribution of apprenticeship training

The Apprenticeship system has been subject to a number of major changes in recent years. These include: the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017 for employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million; a change in funding rules for all employers; and the transition from Apprenticeship Frameworks to Apprenticeship Standards which, … Continue reading

Digital Skills Gap in Canada – There is little common understanding of the actual skills or knowledge that contribute to the skills gap

Digital skills are increasingly in demand across many industries. Recent industry reports argue that a shortage of people in the workforce skilled in information and communications technology (ICT) is inhibiting the growth of innovative companies around the world. Some argue that in Canada, this global challenge is exacerbated by Canadian firms’ historically tendency to adopt … Continue reading

AI Talent in the European Labour Market – US employs twice as many than the EU and skills are concentrated in a small number of countries and industries

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hotly debated topic, particularly in the context of its impact on the labour market and the workforce. These vital discussions are all too often based on assumptions and desktop projections rather than on concrete, objective data. New research from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph uncovers novel, evidence-based insights into the state of … Continue reading

Employment in EU Regions – Grew in 9 out of 10 EU regions in 2018

In 2018, 208 of the 240 EU regions (87%) saw their employment grow, while in 5 regions the number of persons employed remained stable and in a further 27 regions employment decreased. Growth in employment varied widely across the EU regions and within countries. The highest employment growth rate was recorded in Malta (+5.7%), ahead … Continue reading

Regional Per Capita GDP in Europe – Ranged from 30% of the European Union (EU) average in Mayotte, an overseas region of France, to 263% in Luxembourg

In 2018, regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards (PPS), ranged from 30% of the European Union (EU) average in Mayotte, an overseas region of France, to 263% in Luxembourg. As the map below shows, there is a considerable variation both between and within the EU Member States. This information is … Continue reading

Future of Work in Europe – impact of global developments on skills demand in the ETF’s partner countries

The objective of this Issues Paper is to analyse the impact of global developments on skills demand in the ETF’s partner countries and discuss implications for policy reforms to manage the transition of education, training and lifelong learning systems of the future. A team of international and national experts contributed to the paper by (i) … Continue reading

The future of Work in Turkey – Average levels of automation are 20 to 25 percent by 2030

A new report, Future of work: Turkey’s talent transformation in the digital era, dives deeper on the issues. It examines the impact of productivity growth driven by automation, AI, and digital technologies on different sectors and occupations. It also addresses the opportunities that will emerge to transform Turkey’s talent marketplace and the challenges that the … Continue reading

Future of Work and Skills in Canada – Countries around the world are positioning themselves

The future of skills has become a subject of global debate. So far, most of the attention from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Economic Forum (WEF), major management consulting firms, think tanks and banks has fallen onto reports warning about occupations most at risk of automation, the number of jobs … Continue reading

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