Connecting to Work : How Information and Communication Technologies Could Help Expand Employment Opportunities

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Title: Connecting to Work : How Information and Communication Technologies Could Help Expand Employment Opportunities
Abstract: information and communication technologies displacement of work. Workers have seen their jobs transformed, and students and older workers face labor markets with rapidly evolving skills needs. However, these changes are inevitable. ICTs will become more widespread, and businesses around the world will seek to maximize labor productivity. Jobs will move locations, and some skills will attract a higher demand while others might lose relevance. Some countries, regions, and cities will benefit while others might lose out on the opportunity. The benefits will shift to those students, workers, firms, and governments who prepare for these changes. This brings us to our main question: What could governments do to prepare for these changes and maximize employment opportunities? This policy note provides a starting point for an answer to this complex question. This note is a first step in a planned ongoing effort by the World Bank’s ICT sector team to understand how ICTs are shaping and changing work, and transforming labor markets, and how governments and other stakeholders might respond to leverage the growth of ICTs to help increase employment opportunities
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/583
Date: 2013


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