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Workforce 2020

Workforce 2020 is the Department of Labours new futures work programme. It is designed to ensure a prepared and productive workforce for 2020 and beyond.

Workforce 2020 Work Programme 2009/ 10

Workforce 2020 will help build an evidence base to generate awareness and stimulate debate on future labour market issues. This evidence will support a range of strategies fostering the development of employment and skills across New Zealand.

While we cant predict the future, we can get a better idea of what may happen by examining how key drivers ?such as population demographic shift, globalisation, and resource pressures ?are likely to impact on employment, skills, productivity, and economic performance over the medium to long term.

The first year of Workforce 2020 focuses on understanding future labour market impacts in six selected areas:

Workforce 2020 will provide government, stakeholders and individual New Zealanders with a greater understanding of how these key drivers for change will impact on our working lives in the future. The Department of Labour will draw on this work to inform policy responses for improving the performance of the labour market.

Forces for Change in the Future Labour Market of New Zealand

Forces for Change represents the first step in the Departments labour market futures work programme - Workforce 2020.

Forces for Change is intended to stimulate debate on future labour market challenges, opportunities, threats and likely developments related to forces such as population demographic shift, globalisation, changing technology and skills, and resource pressures.

Forces for Change is an initial scan of these major forces that drive the future of New Zealands labour market, and provides the basis for the Workforce 2020 work programme.

Forces for Change in the Future Labour Market of New Zealand