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Employment package 2012

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With EU unemployment hitting record levels and forecasts of a grim economic outlook for the months ahead, the Commission came forward on 18 April 2012 with a set of concrete measures to boost jobs. 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.
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Type: Archives [short]   Reference: I-072987   Date: 17/04/2012   Duration: 06:36 Location: Barcelona - Quirón Hospital,Berlin,Fustiñana,Germany,Italy,Spain,Vernon  
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© European Union, 2012   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
Director: Sophie Letroye
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