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In this episode of the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Future of Work podcast, LinkedIn co-founder and vice president of product management Allen Blue discusses technology’s potential to increase employment equity for workers around the world. Sophy Fisher, a senior communication and public information officer at the ILO, hosts.

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The International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, works to bring social justice and decent work to all women and men. Allen Blue is co-founder and vice president of product management at LinkedIn. Sophy Fisher is a senior communication and public information officer in the ILO’s Department of Communication.

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Every job that shows potential for future growth depends on technology skills.

By studying information in its network, LinkedIn has discovered insights into the future of work. All the jobs that are growing the fastest now and that show the highest potential for growth in the future depend on technology: jobs in engineering, data, machine learning, marketing and customer service. Marketing has become dependent on technology skills such as targeted advertising on Google and Facebook.

The majority of these jobs represent full-time roles that organizations consider vital. People in these technological or tech-enabled roles can hold substantial power in their employment relationships.

Green skills also represent an important area of growth.

The move toward a green economy will alter many industries and roles, including roles not directly associated with green energy. For example, investment analysts will need to be able to evaluate investments in the context of climate change risks.

Over recent years and into 2021, companies...


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