These are the key takeaways on jobs and skills that came out of Davos 2023

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content As Davos 2023 got under way with record numbers of more than 600 CEOs attending, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched its latest report – World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023. “At […]

The Great Resignation continues. Why are US workers continuing to quit their jobs?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Ellerbeck, Senior Writer, Formative Content If you’ve quit your job in the last year or two, then you’re part of what’s become known as the Great Resignation. It’s the term coined in 2021 to describe the record number […]

5 things that make workers stay at their jobs (hint: it’s not salary)

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Styr, Head of Thought Leadership Research, Adecco Group Understanding workers’ motivations can help companies and leaders improve talent retention strategies. Competitive salaries remain a key factor in attracting talent. However, workers don’t stay at their jobs based on […]

The rise of ‘age-friendly’ jobs in the US 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daron Acemoğlu, Professor of Applied Economics, MIT, Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School, Nicolaj Søndergaard Mühlbach, Analytics Associate, McKinsey & Company Promoting more ‘age-friendly’ jobs, for which older workers have a comparative preference or advantage, might […]

Why are young people not prepared for the jobs of the future?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juan José RojasOrtiz A. Only 33% of technology jobs worldwide are filled by the necessary skilled labour. This is one of the biggest concerns of global business leaders. In a global survey conducted by Capgemini and LinkedIn, half […]

3 charts that show the state of the job market in OECD countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Unemployment across the 38 member countries of the OECD stabilized at 5% in May 2022. Two-thirds of OECD countries say unemployment is “below or equal to” pre-pandemic levels. 90% of OECD countries […]

Family Planning: How can the health workforce provide meaningful family planning support

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by IZERE Salomon and SIBOMANA Olivier, two 2nd year medical students at University of Rwanda, college of medicine and health sciences, department of general medicine and surgery. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Ukraine: Commission presents guidance to help people fleeing war access jobs, training and adult learning

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine and its civilians, over 7 million people have fled Ukraine and reached the EU. So far, only a relatively small number of those of working age have entered the EU labour market, though the number […]

Care economy: an opportunity to create jobs and close the gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juan José Rojas Ortiz, Curator, Bogota Hub The care economy is usually not considered a productive activity, and it’s chiefly carried out by women. But data collected by the Colombian government demonstrates that the care economy could have […]

EU exports support 38 million jobs in the EU according to a report on jobs and trade

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. One of the many figures in a new report released today by the European Commission shows just how important an open trade policy is for European employment. The Trade and Jobs Report provides a host of statistics on European jobs connected to European trade. […]

New manufacturing jobs and automation aren’t mutually exclusive. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines President Biden’s executive order invests $300 billion in technology, while promising to create 5 million manufacturing jobs. Automation will be the catalyst for America’s new economic boom. Even with disruption in specific industries […]

SURE: Commission proposes additional €3.7 billion to six Member States to protect jobs and incomes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has proposed to the Council to grant an additional €3.7 billion of financial assistance to six Member States under SURE, the €100 billion instrument designed to protect jobs and incomes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposals follow formal requests for additional […]

Report confirms SURE’s success in protecting jobs and incomes

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has published its first preliminary assessment of the impact of SURE, the €100 billion instrument designed to protect jobs and incomes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report finds that SURE has been successful in cushioning the severe socio-economic impact resulting from […]

Commission supports reform projects in Member States for more jobs and sustainable growth

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission approved 226 projects in all 27 Member States that will support their efforts in designing and implementing national reforms to enhance growth. These support actions are delivered in the framework of the Technical Support Instrument (TSI) and will have a total […]

Digital roles top the list of jobs on the rise in 2021

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer , Formative Content The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five […]

One-third of young people still optimistic despite COVID’s dramatic hit on education and jobs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content New survey polled young people – hit hard by COVID – around the world. Young women, younger adults and lower-income countries hit hardest. But more than a third of young people reported […]

5 ways to swim, not sink, as part of a ‘liquid workforce’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nahia Orduña, Senior Manager in Analytics and Digital Integration, Vodafone “What do you want to be when you grow up?” will always be a classic question for kids at family events. Whether “future you” turns out to be a […]

Unemployment is down across the world’s largest economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond,  Formative Content The number of employed people in the world’s largest economies is on the rise, as workers enjoy an increasingly healthy job market. Statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, which measures the number […]

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present – and something once considered paradoxical. We’re […]

Here are 3 alternative visions for the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renee McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Mercer (MMC) In early 2019 leaders of business and government will be meeting to address the challenges presented by technology and changing workforce dynamics. Many governments see the future of industry – Industry […]

Study: Trade supports over 36 million jobs across the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Two new studies published today by the European Commission highlight the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and beyond. EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two thirds more than in […]

EU trade agreements deliver on growth and jobs, support sustainable development

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The better access to foreign markets negotiated by the EU benefits European companies, workers and consumers. According to the second annual report about the implementation of trade agreements issued today, these agreements – covering nearly 70 markets all over the world – are proving […]

As tech disrupts our jobs, it’s not too late to turn pain into gain

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 gives some cause for encouragement. The business perspective on how technology will affect growth and job creation is becoming more positive, the […]

In the future of work it’s jobs, not people, that will become redundant

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever I am likely stating the obvious but it needs to be stated as often as possible – the world is changing and it is changing fast. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is blurring […]

The megatrend that will shape our working future

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Lee, Regional Head, APAC, The Adecco Group You may be a talented public relations consultant looking for new clients to build a freelancing business, or a senior manager at a multinational company, dealing with complex budgets, deadlines […]

Threats from mammoth banks and Brussels fuel May’s poll rates

The Theresa May brexiteer government has started feeling the heat about their choice to fight an electoral battle on a clear and loud plea, that a vote for Tories on 8 June is a vote for a hard Brexit. And mind you the closer we get to the polling date the more heated the controversy […]

Eurozone’s central bank leadership prepares for shoddier prospects

It has become commonplace to state that the European economy still doesn’t fare well after six years of recession or practical stagnation. For good reasons however in the past few days the horizon looked particularly darkened. Negative statistical evidence and meandering statements by key people are indicative of that. Inflation or rather disinflation statistics, persistently […]

No hard drivers in sight to remodel the stagnating affairs of the EU

It’s a tautological statement to say that the euro area is an economy which barely moves ahead, towards producing more jobs and incomes for the tens of millions of the unemployed and materially deprived. However, it seems that it’s worse than that. Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, said it plainly in […]

The 28 EU leaders care more about fiscal orthodoxy than effectively fighting youth unemployment

Last week the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a report on the “risks to the successful implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee”. The ECA review, while noting that according to the Commission the available funding for this much advertised EU project is estimated at €16.7 billion for the 2014-2020 period including national resources, it […]

Junker for Commission President: What were the stakes in this affair

Jean-Claude Juncker’s was confirmed last Tuesday as President of the European Commission for the next five years. In a secret ballot 422 MEPs who voted for him and 250 against. This goes beyond what David Cameron had imagined, when he decided to fervently oppose this appointment for the top EU job. To be reminded, that […]

EU Commission: a rise in wages and salaries may help create more jobs

The Eurozone unemployment rate in February remained stubbornly stuck at the high level of 11.9% since October 2013. According to Eurostat, the EU’s statistical service, the EU28 unemployment rate was 10.6% in February 2014, one decimal point lower than the 10.7% of January this year. Let’s dig a bit into unemployment. On an absolute number […]

Eurostat: Real unemployment double than the official rate

Gender distribution in selected labour categories, age 15-74, EU-28, 2012 (Eurostat graph) Eurostat, the EU statistical service, revealed that the true unemployment rate in Eurozone during the third quarter of 2013 was much higher than the ‘officially’ recognised percentage of 11.5%, according to the definition of UN’s International Labour Organisation. Including the three forms of […]

Job vacancy data reveal better prospects for Britain, stagnation in Eurozone

Job vacancy statistics is not a widely used analytical tool despite the fact that is follows more accurately a number of vital social and economic variables, like the robustness of growth or the steepness of fall of economic activity. They are also indicative of the structural effectiveness of labour market workings, of the efficacy of […]