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The World Employment Confederation–Europe explores the social, technological and structural trends driving changes in employment and explains the practical implications of these transformations. The report puts forth policy recommendations to help business owners and governments support both employers and workers within the new world of work. getAbstract recommends this analysis to business leaders and policy makers.

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The World Employment Confederation–Europe provides insights from labor market enablers from 28 countries and seeks to support global employment and adaptation.



For many individuals, work is no longer constrained to a set task, performed at a specific place and time. Increased education coupled with new technology means workers today participate more than ever before in globalized employment and the creation of a “multiplicity of working arrangements” – including “gig-based” work found through online employment platforms like Upwork. Now, roughly 50% of workers don’t earn wages or salaries, and many workers have more than one source of income.

Workers are focusing less on gaining seniority in a single...

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