In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, an even socio-economic recovery is far from certain.
The choices made by policy-makers, business leaders, workers and learners today will shape societies for years to come. At this critical crossroads, leaders must consciously, proactively and urgently lay the foundations of a new social contract, rebuilding our economies so they provide opportunity for all.
On 1-2 June, the World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit 2021 will provide a timely platform for laying these foundations, working beyond silos and across stakeholders. In the rapidly evolving and uncertain context for the global economy, the meeting will address the most critical areas of debate, articulate pathways for action, and mobilize the most influential leaders and organizations to work together to accelerate progress.
The meeting will build on the outcomes of the inaugural Jobs Reset Summit (October 2020) and the Davos Agenda Week (January 2021).