John McCarthy

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Apr2020
The OECD released a new web portal in response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, “Tackling the coronavirus – Contributing to a global effort” including useful policy analysis and listing short-term policy solutions to cushion the impact of the crisis. In what follows the TUAC provides a trade union ... Read More
April 2, 2020John McCarthy

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Apr2020
With the health crisis caused by the epidemic spread of Covid 19 and the subsequent confinement measures taken, the economic and labour market implications are severe. Social partners and trade unions in OECD countries are issuing responses, agreements and calls for action. Below is a snapshot of these ... Read More
April 2, 2020John McCarthy

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Mar2020
SECTION 3 D - EDUCATION AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING"Ensure provision of vocational, labour market and career information and guidance and employment counselling, supplemented by information on the rights and obligations of all concerned under labour-related laws and other forms of labour regulation"All member countries of the International Labour ... Read More
March 23, 2020John McCarthy

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Mar2020
The previous post highlighted the OECD PISA 2018 findings on the impact of social class on the job expectations, career aspirations, and career planning of young people, in particular the negative impact for disadvantaged young people.This special report from the NYT (February 2020) gives a concrete ... Read More
March 23, 2020John McCarthy

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Mar2020
WORKERS MOST AT RISK OF INFECTION The US Department of Labour has a comprehensive database of over 900 occupations that can be accessed online. The characteristics of different occupations are described such as physical proximity to others, exposure to infection, if and how ... Read More
March 18, 2020John McCarthy

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Mar2020

DREAM JOBS???

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TEENAGERS' CAREER ASPIRATIONS (2018) AND THE FUTURE OF WORK The OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) measures the abilities of 15 year old school students to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to confront real-life challenges. Its results provide useful insights ... Read More
March 13, 2020John McCarthy
AI

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Feb2020
We are only at the beginning of a rapid period of transformation of our economy and society due to the convergence of many digital technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is central to this change and offers major opportunities to improve our lives. The recent developments in AI are ... Read More
February 12, 2020John McCarthy

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Jan2020
The New York Times has just published an account of how the gig economy is impacting negatively on jobs in the hotel industry in the USA. It shows how the app economy promotes 'independent contractors' to the career loss of full-time jobs for workers. These contractors ... Read More
January 10, 2020John McCarthy

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Jan2020
Four international organisations, OECD, ILO, UNESCO, and the European Commission, and two agencies (ETF, CEDEFOP) of one of these (European Commission) have just issued a first joint statement encouraging governments to invest in career guidance. The 12-page document describes career guidance, its importance for ... Read More
January 9, 2020John McCarthy

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Dec2019
Realizar una reforma integral de la orientación y ofrecer intervenciones a lo largo y ancho de la vida con perspectiva de género son algunas de las propuestas que comparten tanto el Ministerio como expertos en la materia
December 19, 2019John McCarthy