Job Creation and Local Economic Development

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This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It  also includes  a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).

This publication is the first in a series to take this integrative approach, and it is designed to be user friendly and accessible to all government officials, academics, practitioners and civil society with an interest in local economic development and job creation.

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Building a flexible and responsive skills system

Across the OECD, policy makers are seeking new ways of creating quality jobs. The nature of jobs is changing and this means that individuals must play increasing attention to their level of skills to ensure they remain resilient to long-term changes in the labour market. Employment and training agencies play a critical role in equipping individuals with the appropriate skills for the labour markets of today and in the future. Supporting job creation requires efforts to ensure that the skills being produced align with demand. This chapter explores new policy responses to better connect the employment and training system to individual and employer demands.

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