World Employment Confederation identifies platform work as valuable (WEC)


The World Employment Confederation weighed in on talent platforms in a new report, “Diverse forms of work in the platform economy,” that was put together with the International Organisation of Employers. The report “identifies platform work as a modest but enduring feature of the labor market and a valuable source of income for those that are sometimes left out of and left behind by the traditional labor market. It also finds that there are promising developments and social innovation in the public and private sector which are helping to shape outcomes.”

Findings in the report include: Platforms were critical in mitigating the damages caused by Covid-19, are challenging to define, employ a relatively small proportion of the global labor force and have lowered entry barriers to decent work.