The Forum was organized by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan in association with the Association “Kazakhstan Council of Foreign Investors” in the Republic of Kazakhstan (AKCFI).
The Forum was attended by deputies of the Parliament, members of the Government, representatives of international organizations and consulting companies, international and Kazakhstan experts, major Kazakhstani employers and foreign investors.
Delegates of the forum evaluated the scenarios of the impact of challenges in the global labor market on national markets, new forms of employment and adaptation of the social protection system. The issues of digitization of the labor market infrastructure and the transformation of the training system in the 4th Industrial Revolution were actively discussed. The themes of labor mobility and the inflow of foreign talents, the development of an active employment policy on the path to inclusion, as well as new tools to support target groups were also raised.
During the Forum, representatives of international organizations reported on global trends bringing changes to labor markets. Experts with international experience told about the difference in the influence of global trends for developed and developing economies. Practitioners from developed and developing countries presented experiences and plans for managing changes in employment, education and ensuring adequate social protection.
The forum also summed up the first stage of the project “Development of labor skills and stimulation of jobs”, implemented by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan with financial and technical support from the World Bank. The section participants discussed the impact of modern technologies on the demand for various work skills in the international and local context, the role of education in shaping the skills and competencies necessary in the 21st century, and also noted the importance of developing the National Qualifications System for improving and shaping the balance in the Kazakhstani labor market.