Decentralized Public Employment Services and their Linkage with the Business World
To facilitate effective and active exchange regarding the need to achieve the consolidation of public employment services (PES) in terms of their effective decentralization and improving their linkage with the business world.
- To reflect on the effectiveness of strategies and tools for promoting decentralized PES and their contribution to local development strategies.
- To review the limitations and explore opportunities for improving the sustained linkage of PES with the business world.
- To reflect on the part played by PES in serving vulnerable populations with greatest employment difficulties, especially in post-crisis periods. This objective is crosscutting.
The Workshop was jointly organized by the Organization of American States (OAS), the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES), the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) of Mexico and the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Protection of Argentina. It focused in the relations between PES and enterprises, and it gave continuity to both Hemispheric Workshops on Public Employment Services and intermediation systems that took place in November 2006 and December 2008.
Inaugural Session and presentation of workshop
Framework Conference 1 – The relationship of PES with the business world: recent trends and tools available to employers
Panel 1 – Strategic measures for serving employers
Panel 2 – Tools for the adequate development of services for employers
Framework Conference 2 – PES in the context of local economic development
Panel 3 – Decentralized PES: The municipal option
Panel 4 – Strategic partnerships to provide effective employment services with the private sector or nongovernmental actors
Working Groups Session
Presentation of conclusions by the moderators