New ILO analysis sees growing uncertainty, accelerated change in the world of work

In a new analysis designed to stimulate debate on emerging trends and challenges in the world of work, the International Labour Office (ILO) says today’s labour market is marked by a widening gap between unprecedented opportunity for some and growing uncertainty for many. The report, entitled „Changing patterns in the world of work“ and presented to the 95th International Labour Conference of the ILO for discussion here between 31 May and 16 June, describes recent trends and future prospects in what it calls an „emerging global labour market“. „Change provides welcome opportunities for more rewarding and satisfying work and a better life,“ the report says. „For others, change is worrisome, closing off rather than opening up chances for improving living and working conditions.“