The European Commission has adopted today the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) in Italy. This is the second YEI Operational Programme adopted by the European Commission, after the first in France last month.
I deeply regret the significant job losses announced by Microsoft today because of the impact these will have on so many individuals, their families and the local communities they live and work in.
The Youth Employment Initiative together with the Youth Guarantee should be a reality on the ground as a matter of urgency. We cannot afford to delay the implementation of such a crucial initiative.
The European Commission has proposed to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 280 workers made redundant in the food and beverage service sector in Aragón (Spain) to find new jobs.
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Helping young people find a job must be among our top priorities, along with tackling the risk of poverty among the most vulnerable, such as older people, especially women, single-person households and the unemployed.
The European Commission has proposed to provide The Netherlands with €1.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 475 workers made redundant in the construction sector in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel to find new jobs.
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