Published on 10th June 2019
Labour markets are becoming more dynamic, volatile and unpredictable, creating a growing number of transitions for individuals to navigate. More than ever, people need support to gain work experience, find career guidance, maintain and develop skills. Private Employment Services provide such support. They empower workers to get their next opportunity, reduce informality, promote inclusiveness and support agility for individuals, businesses and the economy. In short, they make transitions work.
Yet, Private Employment Services cannot do it alone. Policymakers need to create the enabling regulatory environment for Private Employment Services to operate. As the International Labour Organisation (ILO) aligns its mandate to the 21st century, the time is right to secure the best labour market support that individuals can get in finding productive and quality work.
The World Employment Confederation, the global representative body for private employment services, makes three policy recommendations to build a future of work that is fair and decent for diverse forms of work.