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New frontiers and opportunities in work : ICT is dramatically reshaping the global job market (English)

Information and communication technology (ICT) is enabling new job trends through opportunities such as micro-work, ICT-enabled contracting, online gaming work, and in the growing 'app' economy. These new trends have risks and benefits. But with the appropriate enabling conditions, they can create jobs and new income opportunities. ICT-enabled work can be performed anywhere through regular computers and Internet connections, has low entry barriers, offer high flexibility in skills requirements, and is resilient toward and countercyclical to economic downturns. Finally, as forms of telework or virtual work, these trends may have a positive environmental effect by reducing commuting and delivery costs.

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Kelly, Tim [editor] Kuek,Siou Chew Paradi-Guilford,Cecilia Maria Raja, Siddhartha [editor] Rossotto,Carlo Maria

New frontiers and opportunities in work : ICT is dramatically reshaping the global job market (English). Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) policy notes series ; no. 3 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/195551468331035511/New-frontiers-and-opportunities-in-work-ICT-is-dramatically-reshaping-the-global-job-market