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What factors contribute to Austria’s low rates of unemployment? How does Austria’s "dual educational system" factor into it? What is the Austrian Public Employment Service doing to enhance the way it does business? What can we learned from innovations being pursued in Austria? Join Michael Keegan for the inaugural global conversations with leaders series as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Johannes Kopf, managing director, Austrian Public Employment Service.

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Over the past year, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has been preparing materials to help smooth the transition for the next administration.  This blog has been part of that preparation.  But today is the grand unveiling! Bookmark this link...
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