World Employment Conference 2020: Steering a labour market in transformation

  • October 2023

    IZA/FCDO G²LM|LIC - Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries


    The IZA/FCDO Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries. Collaboration with researchers from low-income countries is strongly encouraged.

    18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference: Labor Market Policy Evaluation

    Paris, Palaiseau

    The 18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference will be on the topic of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn in cooperation with CREST. The Program Committee invites submissions for about 12 presentations from academic researchers doing program evaluation research on policy issues related to the labor market. Papers that include innovative approaches or methodological contributions are of particular interest.

    IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education

    Bonn, Germany

    The 7th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education will be helf on October 19 – 20, 2023, in person at IZA Bonn, Germany. The conference will combine invited presentations with an additional poster session aimed at local researchers. Presentations and keynote are available via Zoom for an external audience.

    Labor Markets and Innovation during Times of War and Reconstruction


    The Russian aggression against Ukraine has brought incredible destruction in Ukraine and suffering for the Ukrainian population. In the first two months after February 24th, 2022, economic activities came to a standstill for most Ukrainian workers and firms. However, as time passed, the Ukrainian population has shown its resilience and tremendous courage as economic activity slowly but steadily recovered. Like in many prior conflicts, labor markets and economic production have continued to exist in Ukraine.

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

World Employment Conference 2020: Steering a labour market in transformation
September 07, 2021 - September 08, 2021

The 2020 World Employment Conference originally planned to take place from September 29 to October 1 in Madrid, Spain has been postponed to September 2021. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Employment Confederation and ASEMPLEO’s main concern is health and safety of people.
The World Employment Conference is the annual event on the recruitment and employment industry, gathering senior executives of national staffing federations and business leaders of workforce solutions firms. The 2020 edition was to be organised by the World Employment Confederation in partnership with our Spanish National Federation Member, ASEMPLEO.

Looking at the situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic and bearing in mind that our organisations’ main concern in this crisis has always been the health and safety of people, we have decided to reschedule the conference to 7-8 September 2021. The World Employment Conference 2021 will still be held in Madrid, Spain, with the Novotel Madrid Center as our venue.  

During the conference, participants will discuss the latest trends and innovations in the recruitment and employment industry. A combination of plenary sessions, break-outs and social activities ensures that both networking and effective learning and knowledge sharing are at the core of this conference. The one and a half days of World Employment Conference will be preceded by one and a half days of meetings reserved to WEC members.

The World Employment Confederation and ASEMPLEO remain committed to welcome the global recruitment and staffing community in Madrid and to offer the best networking and learning experience. We now have some extra time to build an even better programme that will help all participants to steer labour markets in the new normal. We look forward to seeing you in Madrid in 2021!

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