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Newsletter April, 2021

How do Public and Private Employment Services collaborate to support Activation and Transition?

April, 2021
  • WEC published a report on partnerships between public and private employment services
  • The report shows that much collaboration is present in countries with a mature and professional private employment industry
  • The key opportunities identified to level up these partnerships are increased functioning of labour markets and increased access to talent for employers
  • The urgency of these collaborations is underscored by the increased need to support people in making more labour market transition over the course of their lives.

Skills strategies for a sustainable world of work: a joint publication WBCSD and GAN

April, 2021
  • The publication looked into questions such as “What is the risk of not addressing skills mismatches?”, “How to prepare a corporate skills strategy?”
  • The 16 case studies are key to understand the business case for upskilling

International migration and innovative start-ups: the IOE-Seedstars Migration challenge

April, 2021
  • At the end of the GFMD 2021 Summit, the winner of the IOE-Seedstars Migration challenge was proclaimed: it is the tech start-up DignifAI, providing concrete support to the employment of migrant population in the Colombian-Venezuelan and Brazilian-Venezuelan borders.
  • A new migration challenge for 2022 was just launched
Newsletter March, 2021

Federation of Egyptian Industries presented an advocacy plan to favour industrial growth and encourage foreign direct investment

March, 2021
  • The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) periodically updates the state of play of national reforms and the related business’ recommendations
  • The plan considers topics such as labour law, social security law, trade union law, SMEs easiness of doing business, among others
  • FEI advocacy plan has been successful in a series of reforms, especially on trade and investments

International migration: a roundup of the Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit

March, 2021
  • The GFMD 2021 Summit dealt with the topic of “The future of human mobility: innovative partnerships for sustainable development”
  • The representative of employers, the Business Advisory Group on Migration, presented a series of six recommendations, including enhanced public-private cooperation, improved legal pathways for employment and better leveraging of technology
Newsletter February, 2021

Federation of Egyptian Industries provides services to support SMEs and society

February, 2021
  • The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) launched new services for improving digital skills of SMEs
  • It also started offering support to companies willing to participate in the rehabilitation of Egyptian villages

WEC Blockchain taskforce to facilitate workforce matching

February, 2021
  • The taskforce was launched at the end of 2019 to explore the potential of blockchain solutions to the private employment services industry.
  • At the end of 2020 it joined the Velocity Network Foundation, a consortium that seeks to use blockchain technology to build an ‘Internet of Careers™’.

The consequences of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on jobs and investments

February, 2021
  • The largest free-trade area in the world was launched on January 2021 after only 5 years from the beginning of negotiations
  • The agreement is expected to favour investments, decrease poverty and increase jobs

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