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Shaping a fair, inclusive, green recovery.

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This article is part of: The Jobs Reset Summit
  • The second Jobs Reset Summit will take place 1-2 June.
  • The meeting will bring together world leaders and top business executives on how to shape a socio-economic COVID-19 recovery that benefits all.
  • Join the conversation with the hashtag #JobsReset21.

In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP. While the growth outlooks is expected in improve, a fair socio-economic recovery is not guaranteed.

Now, with vaccine rollout underway, policy makers, business leaders, workers and learners are tasked with the challenge of laying the foundations to rebuild our economies so they provide opportunity for all.

What is the Jobs Reset Summit?

The Jobs Reset Summit will bring together world leaders and top business executives to collaborate on shaping a fair, inclusive, green socio-economic COVID-19 recovery.

The meeting will build on the outcomes of the inaugural Jobs Reset Summit in October 2020 and The Davos Agenda in January 2021. These included identifying the most promising Markets of Tomorrow, growing the Reskilling Revolution platform to provide better jobs, skills and education for 1 billion people by 2030, and deploying Closing the Gender Gap Accelerators to enhance opportunities for women in the workforce.

Have you read?
  • The Future of Jobs Report 2020

This year's meeting will continue the discussion around four themes:

  • Economic growth, revival and transformation
  • Work, wages and job creation
  • Education, skills and learning
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice

The program is divided into private sessions on topics including racial justice, education 4.0, social justice, gender parity and reskilling, and public sessions on topics including the global economic outlook, a global tax agenda, building back broader and jobs recovery.

The World Economic Forum will release two new publications: the Chief Economists Outlook, featuring insights and expectations from a community of chief economists on the recovery and the most-pressing risks; and Building Back Broader: Policy Pathways for a Post-Pandemic Transformation, the result of dialogues from the Forum's Centre for the New Economy and Society's Global Future Councils on the most urgent economic and social challenges as the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.

Who are the participants?

The participants include:

  • Reshma Saujani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Girls Who Code
  • Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth and Sport, Ministry of National Education
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Allen Blue, Co-Founder and Vice-President, Products, LinkedIn Corporation
  • Wendy Clark, Global Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu International
  • Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality, European Commission
  • Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer, Adecco Group AG
  • Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, and Textiles, Ministry of Women and Child Development of India
  • Badr Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises
  • Alex Liu, Managing Partner and Chairman, Kearney
  • James M. Loree, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
  • Jonas Prising, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ManpowerGroup
  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Sharon Thorne, Global Chair, Deloitte

How can I follow it?

If you are a partner of the World Economic Forum, you can register for the summit directly on TopLink. If you don’t have a TopLink account yet, you can sign up to become a digital member.

You can find the public livestreamed sessions here and on our social media channels.

You can also stay up-to-date with the highlights on social media using the hashtag #JobsReset21. Discover more on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.

Find more information about how to follow the summit here.

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