In EU countries, public employment services (PESs) are the authorities that connect jobseekers with employers. Although structured differently in each country, all PES help match supply and demand on the labour market through information, placement and active support services at local, national and European level. In many countries PES are also key actors in the implementation of the Youth Guarantee.
The European network of Public Employment Services was established following the Council and European Parliament Decision to maximise efficiency of public employment services. The Network comprises all 28 EU countries and the European Commission. It aims to: