Press conference by László Andor on the employment package
On 18 April 2012, László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, presented a set of concrete measures to boost jobs adopted by the European Commission.
The proposal focuses on the demand-side of job creation, setting out ways for Member States to encourage hiring by reducing taxes on labour or supporting business start-ups more. It also identifies the areas with the biggest job potential for the future: the green economy, health services and ICT. The policy communication underlines the need for a stronger employment and social dimension to EU governance and lays down ways to involve employers' and workers' representatives more in setting EU priorities