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18/10/2012

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Dutch cities get EUR 2 million to help the long-term unemployed back to work

The municipalities of Haarlem and Zandvoort in the Netherlands are getting some 2 million euros from the ESF to help the long-term unemployed back to work. The funding will go towards projects to help older job-seekers, those without unemployment benefit and people returning to work after chronic illness. The economic crisis has made it especially difficult for members of these groups to find jobs. The ESF contribution is being complemented by EUR 3.5 million of funding from the two municipalities.