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A graph and a pen 07/12/2012

New report shows recent developments in skills and labour demand during the recession

The overall labour demand is still affected by the recession, yet vacancies are hard to fill in the health, ICT, engineering, sales and finance sectors, the new European Vacancy and Recruitment Report says.

European Job Days - Brussels 05/10/2012

Brussels Job Day: opportunity for thousands of jobseekers to meet employers

The European Commission is organising its sixth Brussels Job Day in the Commission's Berlaymont headquarters on 6th October.

A man looking at job ads 21/05/2012

Higher skills provide growing job opportunities as general labour demand slows down

Higher skills remain important for employment opportunities, the latest European Vacancy Monitor shows. The number of job finders in the ‘professionals’ group continued to grow the most in the third quarter 2011 in comparison to the same quarter in 2010 (+16%) while the number of job seekers who found jobs as legislators, senior officials and managers has grown by 13%.

People waiting in line 18/04/2012

Commission presents new measures and identifies key opportunities for EU job-rich recovery

With EU unemployment hitting record levels and forecasts of a grim economic outlook for the months ahead, the Commission has come forward with a set of concrete measures to boost jobs.

Workers with different professions 30/01/2012

High skill levels remain important for employment opportunities

According to the January edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, high skill levels remain important for employment opportunities. In fact, the number of job-finders in the ‘professionals’ group has grown by 34% in the second quarter of 2011 and the number of job seekers who found jobs as ‘legislators, senior officials and managers’ has grown by 25%.

A woman cooking in a restaurant kitchen 07/10/2011

Labour demand in Europe continues to grow except for the public sector

According to the October edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, job offers and hiring have shown an increase (19 % for vacancies, 24 % for job finders and 12 % for public employment services vacancies) in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter in 2010.

Information stands in the Berlaymont building 30/09/2011

European Job Days 2011

The 5th edition of the Brussels European Job Day will take palace on 1 October 2011 in the Berlaymont building, the European Commission's headquarters.

Young women in front of computers 14/07/2011

Significant rise in labour demand in the private sector

According to the July edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, labour demand increased in the private sector in most EU countries. Employment in the public sector shrank, mainly in the areas of education, health and social work.

Woman holding a pen looking at the jobs section of a newspaper

Significant rise in labour demand

The demand for labour in Europe increased significantly in 2010, mainly in trade, manufacturing and non-financial business services, according to the March edition of the European Vacancy Monitor.

Young people and newspaper articles in the foreground 23/11/2010

Monitoring the job market

As one of the actions within the Europe 2020 flagship initiative "An agenda for new skills and jobs“, the Commission launched two quarterly bulletins to gather up-to-date information on labour demand and job vacancies.

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