Philip O’Connell appointed to the Labour Market Advisory Council
Philip O’Connell, Director of the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, has been appointed to the Labour Market Advisory Council by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
The Labour Market Advisory Council is an independent group of industry leaders and labour market experts appointed by the Minister. The role of the Council is to provide advice to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Government with regard to the efficient operation of the labour market with a particular view to increasing participation rates, minimising unemployment levels and reducing average unemployment durations. The Council is to have regard to UN Sustainable Development Goal 8 which promotes ‘sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all’.