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#EUProgrammeForEmploymentAndSocialInnovation – €200 million for microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders across Europe

#EUProgrammeForEmploymentAndSocialInnovation – €200 million for microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders across Europe

| December 2, 2019

The European Union, the European Investment Fund (EIF), and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched a €200 million loan fund to support lending to micro-enterprises and social enterprises under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation(EaSI). Commenting on the new EaSI loan fund. Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen said: “We are delighted […]

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#PostedWorkers – Commission reports on improved enforcement

#PostedWorkers – Commission reports on improved enforcement

| September 26, 2019

The European Commission has adopted a report on the application and implementation of the Enforcement Directive on Posting of Workers in the EU member states.This Directive entered into force in 2014 and provides key tools to fight circumvention and abuse of EU rules on posting of workers. The report shows that by now, all member […]

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Employment and social developments in Europe: #LabourMarket outlook remains broadly positive

Employment and social developments in Europe: #LabourMarket outlook remains broadly positive

| September 23, 2019

The autumn edition of the Commission’s Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review published today confirms that the EU labour market continues to break records, with 241.4 million people in employment in the EU (160 million in the eurozone) during the second quarter of 2019. EU employment has been growing for 25 consecutive quarters, […]

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#WorldSkills – Final preparations under way for major international conference to address growing skills crisis in labour market

#WorldSkills – Final preparations under way for major international conference to address growing skills crisis in labour market

| July 31, 2019

Industry leaders, policy-makers, education and training providers, and researchers will converge on Kazan, Russia next month for the WorldSkills Conference. Alongside the same event, more than 1,600  young people from 63 nations will also compete to be world champions in 56 different skills across a wide range of industries — from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to […]

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Reducing #Unemployment – EU policies explained

Reducing #Unemployment – EU policies explained

| June 28, 2019

Looking for a job can be a challenge © AP Images/European Union – EP The EU aims to have three quarters of people aged 20–64 with jobs by 2020. Find out how the EU works to reduce unemployment and fight poverty. The economic and financial crisis of 2008 hit the global economy, leading to unemployment […]

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Europe takes a big step towards companies having ‘duty of care’ on #HumanRights

Europe takes a big step towards companies having ‘duty of care’ on #HumanRights

| June 12, 2019

Last week, just prior to taking over the European Union presidency, the new Finnish government announced plans to make it compulsory for companies to conduct human rights checks. A year ago, this would have seemed out of the ordinary. But growing recognition of the human cost of weak regulations on business, coupled with an erosion […]

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New UK jobs figures show ‘progress on all fronts’, says Conservative Party’s spokesman in #Brussels

New UK jobs figures show ‘progress on all fronts’, says Conservative Party’s spokesman in #Brussels

| May 21, 2019

Anthea McIntyre (pictured) pointed to falling unemployment in tandem with rising wages as clear evidence that government policies were transforming Britain’s jobs landscape. Welcoming the latest employment statistics, McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, said: “We have let entrepreneurs and innovators get on with what comes naturally and that has produced a climate where […]

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