Rejuvenating global jobs market a top priority amid COVID-19

Rejuvenating global jobs market a top priority amid COVID-19

NDO – The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed workers around the world closer to an unprecedented crisis. The risk of a “second wave of COVID-19” makes the prospect of rejuvenating the jobs market even more unpredictable. World leaders have called for the development of a disease response policy based on a comprehensive approach that prioritises job creation. (5 hours ago)

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