Public Employment Services

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Technology and Public Employment Services (PES) – Freeing staff from routine tasks enables them to focus on more specialized functions, such as working with targeted beneficiaries and undeserved groups

The combined effects of the global pandemic and the general trend of digitalization are pushing public employment services to accelerate their use of innovation to develop and deliver simpler, faster and better services for clients. This report provides a global overview on how public employment services are approaching technology to improve service delivery, prior to … Continue reading

Improving Public Employment Services – Diagnostic tool and guide

Improving PES effectiveness is not a straightforward process; it entails parallel and simultaneous balancing efforts at both policy-making and operational levels. Engaging targeted action on various fronts can prove to be complex and often raises the question of how to reconcile conflicting priorities and competing agendas with increasing budget deficits. Using these guide and tool, … Continue reading

COVID, Labour Market Policy and Public Employment Services – A key part of the mix of policy responses

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted economies and labour markets in all world regions. Labour market programmes are a key part of the mix of policy responses that governments have put in place to protect jobs, enterprises and incomes from the fallout of the pandemic. As in previous crises, policy-makers in emerging and developed economies … Continue reading

COVID and Public Employment Services (PES) – Need to be agile, quickly adapt to the new situation and adjust their response frequently and flexibly to respond to unpredictable developments

Strengthening labour market resilience also requires stronger institutional capacity to scale up key measures quickly, while maintaining service quality. This implies that when a crisis hit, the policy infrastructure should already be in place and can be scaled up quickly. Evidence suggests that implementation and delivery failures during the COVID-19 crisis were more common where … Continue reading

Public Employment Service (PES) in Colombia – Increases the probability of having a formal job

Active labour market policies (ALMPs) have gained increasing importance in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) since the beginning of the 2000s as helpful policy instruments to sustain productive employment. This reflects a policy shift by governments in the region to complement traditional interventions aimed at poverty reduction (such as conditional cash transfers, CCTs), with … Continue reading

Europe’s Employer – Their attitudes towards the unemployed, especially on skills and employability, and the effectiveness of their contact with public employment services

Based on original polling across five European countries, this report explores employers’ views on a range of issues related to long-term unemployment – their attitudes towards the unemployed, especially on skills and employability, and the effectiveness of their contact with public employment services. Employers are central to resolving long-term unemployment: they will decide whether or … Continue reading

Behind the German jobs miracle, the Jobs Centers (Bundesagentur für Arbeit, or BA) with the motto “Challenge and encourage”

“Challenge and encourage” is the motto under which job seekers—including welfare recipients, who had previously been invisible in unemployment statistics—will be mobilized, using all of the measures at the government’s disposal Continue reading

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