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Commission launches #YouthEmploymentSupport – A bridge to jobs for the next generation

Commission launches #YouthEmploymentSupport – A bridge to jobs for the next generation

| July 3, 2020

The European Commission is taking action to give young people all possible opportunities to develop their full potential to shape the future of the EU, and thrive in the green and digital transitions. The coronavirus pandemic has emphasized the often difficult start many young people face in the labour market. We need to act fast. […]

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#Eurostat – Unemployment in the EU at lowest rate since year 2000

#Eurostat – Unemployment in the EU at lowest rate since year 2000

| January 30, 2020

According to figures published on 30 January by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the unemployment rate in the 28 EU member states was 6.2% in December 2019, continuing the steady decline in the previous months. It marks the lowest rate since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000. […]

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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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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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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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#FutureOfWork – High-level conference discusses how EU can face challenges and grasp opportunities

#FutureOfWork – High-level conference discusses how EU can face challenges and grasp opportunities

| April 12, 2019

Hosted by the European Commission, the conference The Future of Work: Today. Tomorrow. For All steered an open discussion on the main changes taking place in the world of work. At the Conference hosted by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, around 500 participants, among them ministers, representatives from EU institutions and agencies, national governments, […]

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#GigEconomy – EU law to improve workers’ rights

#GigEconomy – EU law to improve workers’ rights

| April 11, 2019

MEPs are set to vote on a provisional agreement reached with EU ministers on new minimum rights for all employees. This legislation grants new rights for the most vulnerable employees on atypical contracts and in non-standard jobs, such as gig economy workers. The new rules include measures to protect workers by ensuring more transparent and […]

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