Employment

Employment

Unemployment underscores the slow rate of global economic growth and engenders uncertainty. Tackling this multi-layered issue calls for coordinated actions between governments and the business world. The B20 aims to address the loss of jobs associated with rapid technological development, the re-skilling needed for rapidly shifting job markets, and the policy reforms required to correct structural discrepancies.

 Leadership Structure
Coordinating Chairs
  • Ali Koç, Board Member of Koç Holding
  • Daniel Funes de Rioja, President of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Co-Chairs
  • Kate Carnell, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Yağız Eyüpoğlu, CEO and President of Aygaz and TISK
  • Peter Mackie, Group President of Brambles
  • Li Mingxing, Deputy Director General of China Enterprise Confederation (CEC)
  • Yogendra Kr. Modi, Chairman and CEO of Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd
  • Randolf Rodenstock, Vice President of BDA, Confederation of German Employers’ Associations
  • Steven Young, President of the Turkey and Middle East Region of Bosch
  • Lu Zhiying, Vice President of Tsinghua Tongfang
Knowledge Partner
  • AT Kearney
Business Network Partner
  • International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

The Employment Taskforce has 100 members, mostly senior executives from the private sector and business associations. The taskforce receives assistance from those organizations along with in-depth project support from AT Kearney. The taskforce’s membership is broadly representative of G20 countries.

Youth unemployment remains a cumbersome issue. In addition to the problem of unemployment, the world is expected to have a higher mismatch of skills demanded and supplied, due to disruptive technological changes. Moreover, the introduction of new technologies to workplaces is expected to increase productivity at the expense of mid-skill jobs by not only replacing jobs but displacing them. In addition to the aforementioned burdens, the participation rates of women in the labor force remain low, signifying a massive untapped potential for the global economy. A general perspective on employment also reveals a closer tie with the structural reforms for more and better employment opportunities, specifically at the national level.  Better employment opportunities also present themselves as great facilitators for higher rates of growth.

With all of these aspects driving unemployment in mind, the B20 Turkey Employment Taskforce has discussed four focus areas in total, stated as follows:

  • Skills mismatches in an era of rapid technological change and innovation
  • Youth employment
  • Female labor force participation and the quality of employment for women
  • Business-friendly environments that generate employment opportunities

Distribution of Members

Schedule of Meetings

Date Location Theme
26 February Antalya Kick Off Meeting
12 February Teleconference 1st Task Force Teleconference
23 March Teleconference 2nd Task Force Teleconference
16 April Washington, D.C. 1st Joint Task Force Meeting
2 June Paris 2nd Joint Task Force Meeting
1 July Teleconference 3rd Task Force Teleconference
3-5 September Ankara B20 Conference
14-15 November Antalya B20 Summit