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The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Job Creation Potential of SMEs
This study reviews the effect of the current crisis on Europe’s economy, as well as measures taken by governments and social partners to support SMEs in the crisis. The study discusses in detail the experience and potential of two main types of measures (short-time working arrangements and skills development and training) for a number of Member States. Most of them have implemented measures in the form of packages rather than stand-alone individual measures. The study reviews recent experiences with such packages in Austria and Lithuania and ends with conclusions and recommendations.
Labour Market Fact Sheet – October 2012
For the seventeenth consecutive month, the EU unemployment number rose in August 2012, hitting a new high of 25.47 million, up by 49 000 on the month. Since the trough of March 2011, it has surged by 2.8 million. The EU unemployment rate, stable since June 2012 at a historic high of 10.5 %, is 1.1 pps higher than in March 2011, a rise affecting both women and men. The unemployment rate is stuck at 11.4 % in the euro area. Divergence across Member States is worrying.
Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Establishing a Youth Guarantee
High and increasing youth unemployment has dramatic consequences for our economies, our societies and young people themselves. The youth unemployment rate across the EU has reached a high level of 22.7% (third quarter 2012), twice as high as the adult rate, and prospects do not show any reversing trend. Around 5.5 million young people are unemployed and more than 7.5 million young people under 25 are currently not in employment, education or training (NEETs).
Eurofound Yearbook 2011 - Living and working in Europe
Economic news may have improved for some Member States of the European Union in 2011, but for many citizens uncertainty about the future and the ability to maintain standards of living are ongoing issues. Eurofound’s third Yearbook reflects these realities. It presents some of the main findings of our research and describes the key developments that shape the lives and the work of European citizens and their families.
Green skills and environmental awareness in vocational education and training
This report claims that the main factors slowing down adaptation to the green economy and the development of necessary skills are the failure of employers to demand new qualifications, and the uncertainty surrounding regulations and policies. Learning providers also report difficulties in meeting the needs of employers and understanding what organisations' skill needs are.
Quality of work and employment: A policy tool towards inclusive and sustainable growth
On 12 April 2012, a conference on 'Quality of work and Employment: A policy tool towards inclusive and sustainable growth' was jointly organised by the European Parliament and Eurofound, with the participation of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and with the support of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. The overview report of the latest 5th wave of the of European Working Conditions Surveys (EWCS) was launched at the conference.
Labour Market Situation and Pension System in Bulgaria
The briefing note provides an overview of labour market developments, poverty and social inclusion trends, labour legislation, social dialogue and the pension system in Bulgaria. Furthermore, the most important national policies are summarised. The Bulgarian government focuses on growth-enhancing labour market policies. They mainly target vulnerable groups to avoid long term unemployment and aim at improving the flexibility of the labour market while enhancing the quality of the work force.
Commission Staff Working Document Restructuring in Europe 2011
The Green Paper ‘Restructuring and anticipation of change: what lessons from the economic crisis?’ is a sign of the Commission’s determination to put in place all possible mechanisms and frameworks that support and encourage business adaptation while at the same time creating the conditions that will allow workers and regions to accompany that process and avoid unemployment and social distress.
EUROPEAN COMPETITIVENESS REPORT 2012/ Reaping the benefits of globalization
The 2012 edition of the European Competitiveness Report provides new empirical evidence for understanding the drivers of industrial competitiveness and the opportunities and constraints faced by European enterprises in the post-crisis recession. The focus of this year report is on maximizing the benefits of globalization.
ERM Quarterly - Issue 3, October 2012
The third issue for 2012 includes: macroeconomic trends and prospects; job creation and job losses at a glance (1/7/-30/9/2012); sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Recent restructuring in Ireland; Fostering innovation; Peugeot restructuring.