The problem addressed by the campaign:
- Worker dislocation affects millions
of workers in the United States. In July 2010, 6.5 million unemployed persons
were on permanent layoff, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of
Unemployment Insurance estimates that 3.5 million individuals exhausted their
unemployment insurance during 2010. Given the slow pace of economic recovery
and foreign trade and technological developments, laid-off workers must search
for work in other occupations. Job seekers can search more efficiently if they
understand how their current skills match the skill needs in demand within
different occupations and industries.
Conclusions and Recommendations:
- Access to
information helps the fluidity and quality of labour market decisions.
Providing economic context and resources can help yield positive results for
any country’s workforce.
opportunity can be strengthened by moving beyond the confines of “jobs” to a broader
mix of human capital assets that employees “own” and may have value to
- Other countries should be
able to exploit the enhanced knowledge and information of the human capital
prerequisites of many different kinds of employment to increase opportunities
for matching employers and employees in labour markets.