The world enters the year 2014 facing a stark reality: one in three workers in the labour force will currently either be unemployed or poor. It is important to anticipate and react to future changes in the environment in advance for the effectiveness and sustainability of our community and economy. A Paper discussing the future of the Labour Market for reflection and strategic planning was has been prepared by the Education portfolio of the World Federation and presented at the 6th Executive Council Meeting in Mumbai (4th Jan 2013).
This paper has looked at different trends in both developing countries and developed countries focusing on where our jamaats are based, and which career would suit best these countries. The trend in the advanced economies of the world is towards knowledge based, high-tech, low carbon and cyber and digital security economies. This trend will also be felt in emerging and developing economies too, particularly in the Global Cities.