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Global employment industry can help G20 implement employment goals and priorities

The employment industry can play an important role in helping to achieve the G20 employment goals and priorities, The International Confederation of Private Employment Services (Ciett) has said.


Ciett believes G20 leaders should recognise the industry as a key partner in implementing its priorities of job creation, enhanced employability and productive, decent work around the world.


As the G20 summit begins in Hanghzou on 4-5th September under the Chinese Presidency, the organisation has stated that G20 Leaders should be poised to take full advantage of the contribution the sector can make.


“Our industry can be relied upon to support the G20 in finding solutions to key challenges affecting the world of work, including high unemployment and job creation,” explained Annemarie Muntz (pictured), president of Ciett.


She said, “Employment services make labour markets more inclusive and efficient, lifting people out of unemployment – particularly young people – and allowing them to grow and realise their potential.  They also help governments, workers and companies to navigate in a changing world of work and offer solutions for them to prepare for challenges and meet them successfully.”


Ciett members enable more than 71m people around the world to access the labour market each year.  They support 5m companies adapt to changing demands and ensure that 4.9 million workers receive training to equip them with the skills they need in the new reality of work.


The G20 Employment and Labour ministers issued a declaration in July announcing innovation and inclusive growth as their key employment priorities, with a focus on decent work, enhanced employability and adequate job creation. 


Ciett believe the employment industry can meet these challenges by delivering active labour market policies along with public employment services and reducing the informal economy by helping people transition into formal work. The sector enables adaptation in a changing world of work and supports companies and workers in managing fall out of today’s fast moving economic cycles.


 “The rise of the on-demand economy, online platforms and non-traditional forms of work have transformed the world of work and require a whole new approach to work and social protection systems,” concluded Muntz.  “The employment and recruitment industry is ready to work with the G20 in providing insights into the optimal design and formulation of a new system fit for the 21st century.”

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