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The World Economic Forum’s first Jobs Reset Summit convened more than 1,000 leaders from government, business, and civil society to shape a new agenda for growth, jobs, skills, and equity. It was designed around four pillars:

  • Economic Growth, Revival and Transformation; 
  • Work, Wages and Job Creation;
  • Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning; and 
  • Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. Leaders agreed that balancing a crisis mindset with long-term investment will be key to ensuring a “job-full” recovery.


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  1. The World Economic Forum (WEF), committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
  2. The World Economic Forum’s first Jobs Reset Summit convened more than 1,000 leaders from government, business and civil society to shape a new agenda for growth, jobs, skills and equity.
    •  It follows the Forum’s January 2020 launch of the Reskilling Revolution online platform to create better jobs, skills and education for 1 billion people by 2030. The platform hosts global, national and industry coalitions.
    •  The Forum’s Closing the Skills Gap Accelerators are a global network of national efforts to improve skills, redeploy upskilled workers and promote inclusion.
    • The Reskilling Revolution platform also hosts the Skills Consortium of top online education and training providers. These companies and organizations, including Coursera, Udacity and EdX, shared their support of workers in the current context and the opportunities for further delivering on the promise of online learning and training through better accreditation and recognition by employers.
      • Business-led and intra-industry collaborations were also announced at the summit to create solutions for workers who can be rapidly upskilled and redeployed to a different role within their sector, leveraging both online and in-person training. 
  3.  A New Agenda for Economic Growth, Revival and Transformation. A community of leading chief economists from the public and private sectors supported the development of the Forum’s Dashboard for the New Economy. The proposed set of macroeconomic targets aims to steer the COVID-19 recovery beyond GDP growth alone and give governments the impetus to put the focus on people, planet, prosperity, and institutions.
    • The Forum also launched a priority list of 20 of the most promising Markets of Tomorrow that are poised to generate sustainable and inclusive job creation and growth beyond today’s economic models. A network of Closing the Innovation Gap Accelerators will be taking forward investments in these new markets and innovation ecosystems.
  4. A New Agenda for Work, Wages and Job Creation. The World Economic Forum’s Future ofJobs Report, released during the summit, highlighted the “double disruption” faced by workers in the face of the pandemic recession coupled with accelerated automation.
    • A coalition of more than 60 chief human resources officers partnered with the World Economic Forum and Mercer to create a new set of principles for the future of work through the Resetting the Future of Work Agenda.
    • As part of a network of Preparing for the Future of Work Accelerators across nine industries, the Consumer Industry Accelerator announced an initiative to create “reskilling and redeployment pathways” for thousands of employees.
  5.  A New Agenda for Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. In addition, Jordan joined 9 other economies, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru, Dominican Republic, Egypt and France, deploying the Closing the Gender Gap Accelerators to enhance opportunities for women in the workforce.
    • The newly launched Resetting the Future of Work Agenda highlights the win-win of diversity, equity and inclusion in this context, while the recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 4.0 Toolkit helps companies deploy the latest HR technologies to support this.
    •  The Valuable 500 – committed to transforming disability inclusion through business leadership and opportunity, launched at the Forum’s Annual Meeting 2019 – announced an additional 100 members since January 2020. 
  6. About the Jobs Reset Summit. After years of growing income inequality, concerns about technology-driven displacement of jobs and rising societal discord globally, the combined health and economic shocks of 2020 have put economies into freefall, disrupted labour markets and fully revealed the inadequacies of social contracts.
  7. The World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit was designed around four pillars: 1) Economic Growth, Revival and Transformation; 2) Work, Wages and Job Creation; 3) Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning; and 4) Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice. Leaders agreed that balancing a crisis mindset with long-term investment will be key to ensuring a “job-full” recovery.
  8. As we emerge from the crisis, we can proactively shape more inclusive, fair and sustainable economies, organizations, societies and workplaces. Working closely with partners around the world, the World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit aimed to serve as a key milestone in supporting a mobilization of the best of human capabilities, technologies, innovative policies and market forces in service of this new vision.
  9. Notes to editors. Explore theme pages on the topics addressed during the summit.
  10. Follow the Forum on Twitter via @wef@davos | Instagram | LinkedIn | TikTok | Weibo | Podcasts


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References

World Economic Forum Jobs Reset Summit: Post-Pandemic Growth Needs New Skills for New Jobs that Are Open to All, Yann Zopf, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum, yzo@weforum.org, 27 Oct 2020. 

Yann Zopf 

Head of Media, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

2000, BA in Information and Communication and German Literature, University Lumière Lyon 2, France; 2002, Master's in Communications, International Management and Translation, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France; 2003, Master's in Information and Communication, UTS - University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 2003, Press Officer, Swiss Executive Secretary for the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). 2004-11 and since 2012, with the World Economic Forum, in charge of media relations and broadcasting; since 2014, Director, heading all event-related media issues. 2011-12, Head of Communications, Freeride World Tour (Extreme Sports).


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The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, is an international NGO, founded in 1971. The WEF's mission is stated as "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas".

The WEF hosts an annual meeting at the end of January in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland. The meeting brings together some 3,000 business leaders, international political leaders, economists, celebrities and journalists for up to five days to discuss global issues, across 500 sessions.

The organization also convenes some six to eight regional meetings each year in locations across Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and India and holds two further annual meetings in China and the United Arab Emirates. Beside meetings, the organization provides a platform for leaders from all stakeholder groups from around the world – business, government and civil society – to collaborate on multiple projects and initiatives. It also produces a series of reports and engages its members in sector-specific initiatives.


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