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Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.
The short-term labour market outlook is not rosy and countries face a serious risk of a “jobless recovery”, said the Secretary-General at the G20 employment ministers' meeting in Washington. He added that ensuring high unemployment does not persist for too long is a key objective.
In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.
Remarks by Pier Carlo Padoan at the release of the 2010 edition Of Going For Growth on March 10, 2010
Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to Angel Gurría.
Israel has enjoyed strong economic growth over the last decades but the fruits of this growth have not been equally shared amongst the country’s rapidly growing population, warned the OECD Secretary-General.
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This presentation was made by Elizabeth Montoya, Chief of staff/Director of external affairs, Office of Personnel Management, United States, at the Experts meeting on Building a stronger and a fairer public service by fostering diversity, held at the OECD Conference centre on 1st October 2009.
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Speech by John P. Martin at a conference organised by the European Commission on "“SOCIAL PROTECTION: ITS CONTRIBUTION TO RECOVERY” – AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN EMERGING ECONOMIES AND THE EU" in Brussels, 9 December 2009
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This paper discusses how governments can “seize the moment” of the economic crisis to suggest and implement structural reforms. It examines the particular challenges to reform – and possible solutions to those challenges.
Speaking at the meeting of the employment and labour ministers, Mr. Gurría affirmed that the current crisis offers an opportunity to discuss the jobs potential of a shift towards a low-carbon economy and what policies are needed to realise the potential of the "green jobs".