European Commission to improve EURES jobseeker mobility network: extracts from the press conference by László ANDOR, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Première transmission: 26/11/2012
Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
Fin de production: 26/11/2012
A Decision to modernise and improve EURES, the pan-EU job search network, has been adopted by the European Commission on 26 November. The Decision will help to increase mobility of workers across Member States and pave the way for a true European labour market. The EURES reform aims to make it easier for jobseekers to contact employers looking for particular skills, to focus on sectors and occupations with skills shortages and to support targeted mobility schemes for young people.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
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||SOUNDBITE (in English) by László Andor: The European Commission has just adopted a decision to improve the pan European jobs search network that is called Eures.
As you know the European mobility has increased and will continue to increase and fundamentally this is a good thing. It is about rights of the citizens, opportunities for individual workers and also lot of benefits for our economies.
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||SOUNDBITE (in English) by László Andor:With this reform we are also working to worth the creation of a truly pan European labor market. This is also an important element of crisis response. Clearly we need to find solutions to the current unemployment crisis. There are about 25 million of people unemployed in European Union. Such levels of unemployment are clearly unacceptable.
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||SOUNDBITE (in English) by László Andor: Improving jobseekers' mobility between Member States can be part of the solution to the current unacceptably high levels of unemployment. The improved EURES network will aim to help people who are ready to move to another country to identify where suitable job vacancies exist and to help employers to find suitably skilled workers. We now call on all Member States to get ready to implement the reform.
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||SOUNDBITE (in English) by László Andor: Private job search organizations will be included in the system for the first time. So the Eures will include more vacancies that at present. And finally the reform will do Eures more user friendly with effective on line matching tools. We will maximize the quality of the match between job seekers and skills and employers and their vacancies.
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