2012 Labor Market Forecast: What Lies Ahead

15 February, 2012 | (01 hr)

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What is the outlook for labor markets across the globe? As the global economy continued to slow in most regions of the world in 2011, an even slower expansion is expected in 2012. All eyes are on Europe, where the sovereign debt and banking crisis is far from over. The U.S. economy has held steady in recent months, but there will be significant risks in 2012. This webcast features a discussion about the implications for labor markers in the United States, Europe, and Asia (including China), as well as the outlook for employment, unemployment, compensation, availability of workers, and competitiveness.

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Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D. Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization and Human Capital Practice Lead
The Conference Board

A member of The Conference Board’s Executive Committee, Dr. Ray is part of the governing team of one of the world’s most respected business membership organizations devoted to the creation and dissemination of research and insights. Sh... Full Bio


Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Economic Outlook & Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is Managing Director, Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board, where he also leads the labor markets program. He also serves on The Demand Institute™ leadership team.

Levanon created The Conference Board Employme...Full Bio

Bert Colijn

Bert Colijn
Senior Economist, Europe
The Conference Board

Bert Colijn is a senior economist that focuses on the European market. He works on the European Commission FP7 project NEUJOBS, focusing on productivity and economic growth in Europe in 2025. Besides this, he works on developing European indicators and analysis of the European economies.

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Andrew Polk

Andrew Polk
Senior Economist
China Center for Economics and Business

Andrew Polk is a senior economist at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing. Previously, Polk worked at the Institute of International Finance, where he conducted macroeconomic analysis on emerging markets in the Asia/Pacific region. His research focus has include...Full Bio

Christoph Hilbert, Ph.D.

Christoph Hilbert, Ph.D.
Director, Human Capital Research, Europe
The Conference Board

Christoph Hilbert is Director Human Capital Research Europe at The Conference Board. Christoph is planning, designing and managing distinctive research in the field of labor, education & training, talent and human resource for Europe. Within the research consortium NEUJOBS, fi...Full Bio

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