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


    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 


    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   


    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.


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


    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.