Public Employment Services
- Exchange and analyze experiences on strategies to link Public Employment Services (PES) with the productive environment, as a condition for guaranteeing quality services.
- Analyze the articulation of PES with workforce development (training) systems and with labor market information systems, including Observatories.
- Identify and recognize good practices with respect to linkages between PES and comprehensive systems that address the needs of persons facing greater barriers in entering the labor market.
This Workshop was part of the IACML Calendar of Activities for 2008-2009, and it was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development of Panama and the Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security of Argentina and the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES). It was funded by the Government of Canada, through the contribution it has provided to the RIAL.
- Officers from the Ministries of Labour of the 34 OAS Member States responsible for public employment services issues.
- Representatives from COSATE and CEATAL.
- Representatives from ILO and other relevant international organizations, as well as experts on the matter.
Panel 1 - PES and Local Development: linkages with the productive environment to ensure access to quality and productive employment
Perspectives from social actors and their linkages with PES
Panel 2 - Articulation of PES with workforce development (training) systems and information systems
Panel 3 - Public Employment Services’ approach to addressing vulnerable groups or persons with greater barriers to employment
National experiences (Part 1)
Summary of discussions and lessons learned