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    EU calls for immediate action to drive down youth unemployment Choose translations of the previous link 

    20/12/2011

    The new 'Youth Opportunities Initiative', adopted by the Commission, calls on Member States to work on preventing early school leaving; helping youngsters develop skills relevant to the labour market; ensuring work experience and on-the-job training and helping young people find a first good job.

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    New analysis shows employment and social policies key to Europe’s job-rich recovery Choose translations of the previous link 

    15/12/2011

    The first annual review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) published by the European Commission underlines that a mix of employment and social policies is necessary to ensure a long-term job-rich recovery in the current climate of fiscal consolidation and bleak economic outlook.

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    Monthly Labour Market Fact Sheet – December 2011   

    12/12/2011

    The number of Europeans still looking for work in the EU-27 has returned to the peak recorded since the start of the crisis. Europe's unemployment rate edged up to 9.7 % in September 2011, or by 0.1 pp.

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    EU Globalisation Fund pays €9.6 million to help 1 783 redundant workers in Denmark, Germany and Portugal   

    08/12/2011

    The European Commission has made payments to Denmark, Germany and Portugal from the European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF). The total amount of €9.6 million will help 1 783 dismissed workers back into employment, following their redundancies in three sectors: shoes, wind turbines and the automotive industry.

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