Although global unemployment remains high, companies report growing difficulties in filling positions because of a lack of suitable candidates. Meanwhile, too many labor under poor working conditions and subsistence-based incomes. Creating good and decent jobs for an appropriately qualified labor force will maintain social cohesion, promote prosperity and enable business development and innovation towards a more sustainable future.
Decent and productive employment for all.
By 2020, accelerate progress towards productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people:
Create 300 million additional good and decent jobs
Significantly reduce the number of unfilled positions in business due to skills shortages
Significantly reduce the number of people in vulnerable employment.
Explanatory notes are available upon request.