IOE: No Need for World Employment Report to be “Overly Pessimistic”

WESO_2016The International Labor Organization’s “World Employment and Social Outlook Trends: 2016” expects recent labor market growth to slow in the coming years amid uncertain economic prospects. The report recalls previous years’ editions in terms of content and approach, and the overall outlook for global employment remains bleak – worse than in 2015.

The International Organization of Employers (IOE) noted that rather than look only at growth and unemployment with a focus on vulnerable employment, the report could have looked at growth forecasts and their impact on employment, especially new forms of working arrangements. Given the current debate on the future of work, a different approach would have been welcome and may have painted a different picture of the future of employment.

Read the IOE perspective in full here….

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Gabriella Rigg Herzog leads USCIB policy and programs on corporate responsibility, international labor standards and corporate governance. She manages USCIB engagement with its affiliated organizations, U.S. government agencies, and United Nations agencies on international corporate responsibility principles, codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives, as well as international and transnational regulatory activities on labor and employment policies, sustainable development and corporate governance.
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