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Latest WAPES Articles on PES-relevant topics


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Towards recognition and employment of refugees

Labour market integration of refugees in Europe can be the key to helping and profiting from new arrivals. Public employment services together with other labour market and civil society actors have an important role to play in improving today’s situation.


Managing Labour Market Data

Public employment services are in a good position to collect and translate labour market information into effective matching of jobs and skills. But are the requirements for an effective data management always met? 


The polarisation of employment

A large number of easily-automated routine tasks have gradually been taken over by machines, with the result that jobs held by moderately-skilled individuals, which are largely carried out based on instructions and procedures, have been phased out.


Skills Gap (2015)

Reflections og the global skills gap. Part of this research will go into the upcoming WAPES-IDB-OECD study"The World of PES", to be published May 2015.


Fight against Poverty (2014)

From extreme poverty to working poor, low incomes or no incomes affect the world of work and the careers of individuals. PES need to adress this.


Refugee Integration (2014)

Good practice from Sweden of how  putting labour market first in refugee integration helps the overall  social inclusion and use of migrant skills. This article was also published in "Forced Migration Review" Issue 48, November 2014.


Career Guidance (2013)

Life-long learning needs to be accompaigned by life-long guidance and a good training-working partnership to be successful.


Integration of NEET (2013)

Young people without a job, training or proper education are left outside the job market and society. What can be done to help them?


Long-Term Unemployment (2013)

One of the most persisting issues of public employment services is the cross-cutting condition of vulmnerable groups to stay unemployed for a long time. The reasons are often structural, but can also be societal.


PES Funding (2013)

A major challenge for PES, especially those who lack overall capacity, is the source of funding for the services. Which models can be used?


Anticipation of Skills Demand (2012)

This is the original article that WAPES published in the Anthology "Skills Monitoring in European Regions and Localities - State of the Art and Perspectives", Munich 2012.


Labour Migration (2012)

The fact that the vast majority of migration is motivated or linked to labour has been recognized only recently. What are PES doing to accommodate this?