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Good Jobs and Transition

The Council has produced a significant report on the impact on employment of the transition associated with climate change and digital automation. One finding was the importance of quality work and good jobs as critical in tackling vulnerability for sectors, firms, and workers. A subsequent piece of NESC research showed how Covid-19 brought new vulnerabilities to light and re-emphasised some pre-existing ones. It has forced a reappraisal of what are often termed ‘good jobs’ and how work is valued. NESC continues to research these issues including as part of the Shared Island process, with consideration given to the nature and extent of jobs with poor conditions, labour mobility, sectoral issues, and skills/vacancy issues.