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Catering internship led to job in Norwegian hotel
Starting small is sometimes a good strategy for a career. Swedish jobseeker Nicklas Antal was offered an internship in a Norwegian hotel, a placement provided through EURES Norway and EURES Sweden. After the internship, thanks to an open mind and eagerness to learn, Nicklas was offered a job at the hotel.
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Your first EURES job gives Spanish IT student a kick start career in Germany
Rosa Corchero has always been keen to work in an international environment, so when the opportunity came up with the help of Your first EURES job, she left Spain to go and work as a computer professional at Plunet, Germany.
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New EURES Portal to be launched in 2014
The EURES Portal will go through a makeover in early 2014: it will have a new "CV Online" application, improved search functions, a new look and feel, and be more user-friendly. EURES’ aim is to make it even easier for jobseekers and employers to find each other.
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Use Twitter in your job search
“We really encourage jobseekers to be active on social media” says EURES Adviser, Els Hollander in the Netherlands “we’re regularly putting announcements for interesting vacancies across Europe on Twitter – and this way it’s easy to stay informed!” Els gives you some hints and tips for how to be successful in a job search on Twitter.
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Speed-recruiting: a very successful type of “job dating”
EURES France is now using a “job dating” formula to offer niche recruitment events. The “1st ICT speed-recruiting” was held in Metz, France, for candidates willing to work in Luxembourg. Over 50 % of candidates are due to be contacted again by the employers at the recruitment event...
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Italian graduate finds unexpected career in Germany
Elisabetta Giacchetta had plans to become a journalist in Germany – but was ready to work in a range of jobs to first improve her language skills. It turned out that her move was the start of an unexpected career change...
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Estonian R&D researcher finds career success in Germany
“I wanted to see things from another angle” starts Anton Rosner, R&D researcher from Estonia, who thanks to EURES has been working already for two months in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.
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Young student inspired by the benefits of EURES
What do you think are the benefits of EURES? Why do more and more young people today consider working in another European country? We talk to Catarina Lucas, a young student from Portugal, who decided to create a video about EURES to help spread awareness of the service.
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EURES helps Norwegian recruitment agency reach gazelle-like growth
Celebrating three years of cooperation with EURES, Bravo Bemanning, a Norwegian recruitment agency, reflects on their fruitful cooperation – which has led to the placement of 200 industrial workers. This cooperation allowed them to double their turnover for four years in a row, awarding them with a Norwegian Gazelle prize for financial performance and strong revenue growth.
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Learning English by working in Cyprus
For over four years, Julia Boltenkova, from Estonia, had dreamed of going abroad. With the help and encouragement of her local EURES Adviser, Olga Boltovskaja, Julia managed to find a job in Cyprus.
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From a city of canals to the land of lakes
After Arno Daalder lost his job in Amsterdam, the former bank manager capitalised on his passion for Sweden. With help from EURES, he and his wife established their own domestic services company in a rural area 250 km north-west of Stockholm.
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Make your skills and qualifications easily understood by an employer in Europe
You have probably heard about the Europass CV, which allows you to create a CV that is understandable and easy-to-read for any employer across Europe. But did you know you can also create a European Skills passport? This is a collection of up to four documents that means all your skills and qualifications are also easily comprehensible to a potential European employer.
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630 job vacancies on offer at European Job Day in Ireland
Together with EURES colleagues from 15 other countries across Europe, EURES Ireland recently organised a European Job Day in Dublin to help combat the high unemployment rates on the Emerald Isle.
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EURES and the Seven Seas Group: fuelling adventure on the high seas
The Seven Seas Group is a recruitment agency that works with EURES to find employees for cruise ships. The cooperation has helped over 100 young sea-dogs find jobs on ships travelling anywhere from Sweden, Miami, and even Australia.
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Employment for Bulgarians in Germany
EURES is much more than the Job Mobility Portal; it is also a network of EURES Advisers and EURES countries cooperating in recruitment events. One example of this is the cooperation between EURES Germany and Bulgaria.
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Seasonal catering jobs in Cyprus
Cyprus is a popular holiday destination. Now, thanks to EURES collaboration with a recruitment agency on the island, large groups of young Swedes also spend each tourist season working there as waiters or behind the bar in top hotels.
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Croatia’s first EURES Job Day
On 4 October 2013, the EU’s newest Member State, Croatia, held its first Job Day. The day was extremely successful, and included many exchanges of CVs between jobseekers and employers, and even some on-the-spot interviews.
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Changing Je ne parle pas anglais for Yes we can!
Recently, Place de la Concorde, the famous square in central Paris, hosted the European job days Paris pour l’emploi, a meeting point for 12 300 jobseekers and 32 employers.
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Job Days across borders: 500 new contracts as four countries come together as one
The SaarLorLux region is in many ways the heart of the European Union, with five regional authorities coming together from four different Member States. A recent job fair in Saarbrücken in the region, has brought together over 6 500 visitors and led to 500 new placements and contracts.
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The benefits of face-to-face meetings
“I’m not anti-internet”, explains Swedish EURES Adviser Marie-Louise Chardet, “but there are certain advantages to a face-to-face meeting.” Here, Marie-Louise shares her top tips for how to arrange meetings with EURES Advisers and employers, what to expect, and how best to prepare.
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Swedish dancer steps out in Germany
Dancers are always nimble on their feet. Yet even Magnus Dovärn, a talented 26 year-old dancer from Stockholm, was surprised to end up performing in a famous theatre in northern Germany just eleven weeks after a European Job Day in Malmö.
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5 questions to ask your potential employer during a job interview
In a job interview, it is usual for the interviewer to ask you if you have any questions. Being prepared and having some questions ready is a good idea. Remember, the interview is not just a chance for the employer to find out about you, but also for you to understand what your new working environment will be like.
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Seven secrets to an excellent cover letter
Did you know that the first cover letter ever written is believed to have been Leonardo da Vinci’s back in 1482? Over 500 years later, the cover letter has become more important than ever – and it can really be what makes or breaks your job application. Here we give you hints and tips towards a winning cover letter.
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Working your way round Europe - 33 jobs in 33 different countries
Born in France, brought up in Germany and having completed his studies in the UK, Jan Lachner is certainly no stranger to living across the continent. Even for him though, 33 different European countries in the space of just a year and a half was a challenge. Still after completing a week in Italy in July, with a tiny bit of help from EURES along the way, he has done just that. The EURES News and Information Bureau (ENIB) caught up with him to talk about the experience.
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Honing language and work skills far from home
When offered the opportunity to study and work for a few months in far-away Wales, Honorine Robert jumped at the chance. The young woman from Ile de la Réunion, a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean, set her sights on improving her English and gaining experience of the tourism sector. EURES played a key role in preparing her for this trip.
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A summer as a sports entertainer in Spain
EURES UK has a successful partnership with Cosmo Animación, an entertainment provider, based in Mallorca, Spain. For the third year running, EURES hosted the company at a job centre in Birmingham auditioning creative and talented jobseekers. We speak to Connor Morris, who along with his brother Louis, spent five months working as a hotel and sports entertainer on the beautiful Spanish islands.
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EURES’ top tips for phone interviews
You’ve passed the initial CV screening and you’ve been invited for a phone interview, great! But just because this interview is not face-to-face doesn’t mean it’ll be easier, in fact, some might argue that it’s actually more difficult. Here are some top tips to help you prepare and get through the interview.
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8 mistakes to avoid on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the Facebook of the professional world, and is a brilliant opportunity for you to show your passion and proactive attitude in a particular job sector. Yet, get it wrong and you could be missing out on great networking opportunities. Here are a few things to correct now on your LinkedIn.
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Still unsure in which area you’d like to work?
Are you undecided about what you would like to do in your career? Taking a moment to think what you’re good at and what you enjoy - could help you have more success in your job search.
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Slovak technical workers find work in the Netherlands
Sagius Uitzenders is a specialist in recruiting technical personnel from Slovakia and Poland, and has established a healthy partnership with EURES Slovakia in particular. Since the collaboration began, 114 Slovaks have received permanent jobs in the Netherlands. Now in its fifth year, the partnership is growing strong.
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Agency workers enjoy same rights as employees
Four million temporary agency workers across Europe are entitled to the same rights and protection as their directly employed counterparts. A new video* takes viewers through the key benefits of the European Union Directive on Temporary Agency Work**.
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How to… ace body language in an interview
Perhaps you become nervous before interviews and worry exactly what to say (especially if you are also speaking a foreign language). Here EURES suggests that you worry a bit less about what you’re saying with your mouth, and more about what you’re saying with your body language!
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Be informed for your job search in the EU
As part of the shared activities between EURES Spain and EURES Germany, the Public Employment Services of both countries have held information events in Spain about the German labour market. Here are a few highlights taken from EURES Canary Islands’ workshop aimed at engineers and IT specialists - yet with useful advice for all sectors!
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How to present your soft skills on your CV
Communication, problem solving, judgment, professionalism, leadership, flexibility, team work... - just a handful of ‘soft skills’ highly valued by employers. “Without demonstrating these qualities it’s unlikely you’ll get the job you want.” explains Louise Bushill, EURES Manager in the UK. For the first step on the road to a job in Europe, EURES gives you a few tips to present your soft skills well!
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Engineers from Portugal find success in Norway
“Professional, supportive and expedite” are the three words Qmatec Group uses to describe their EURES experience. Over the past two years, the engineering group from Norway has employed eight engineers via EURES services, and one of those people was Jorge Domingues, from Portugal...
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How to use Facebook wisely when job searching
With the rise of social media, it is now easier than ever for an employer to search for you online. Facebook is meant to be a social platform, however be aware that employers could be looking at your profile to verify the content of your CV, or to get a ‘true’ insight into your personality and behaviour. Here are a few things to consider about your Facebook profile.
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Five jobseekers offered jobs on the spot at Job Day in Romania
In an otherwise Latin-influenced Romania, Sibiu - a city in the heart of Transylvania, has a strong German heritage and a German-speaking minority that traces back to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Not so strange that German employers looking for staff come to this region.
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How to get a job in another EU country… improve your language skills
Let’s face it - if you want to get a job in another EU country, speaking a foreign language will help you. Improving your language skills undoubtedly gives you a better experience if moving in Europe, and with the resources available online there’s no excuse!
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Welcome Croatia!
On 1 July 2013 the EU welcomed its 28th Member State and EURES its 32nd country joining up to the network. Consequently Croatian jobseekers will have access to the EU labour market and Croatian vacancies will soon be available on the EURES Portal.
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Living in Belgium working in Germany: how can EURES help cross-border workers?
Cross-border workers are people who work in one EU Member State but live in another. Although a relatively novel concept for most people, it is in fact quite common in border areas and is likely to become more so with improved communication and transport links. With different labour and taxation laws across the EU, EURES has an important role in advising and supporting people who are thinking of working in another Member State. We look at the example of a Belgian job seeker who found a position in Aachen, just across the German border, to highlight how EURES’ expertise can help.
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Five Tips for a Winning CV
With such strong competition in the job market, little mistakes on your CV can make the difference between getting the interview or not. Here are our top five tips for a winning CV:
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Apply before 31 October for the chance to win a grant to work in Europe
Are you under 30 years of age and unemployed? Would you like to work gain work experience in another European country? MCZ Group is a specialist in fireplaces and stoves who kindly decided, in collaboration with the Province of Pordenone, to transform the whole budget for Christmas presents into scholarships, in order to help young people get their foot on the employment ladder. Apply before the 31 October to be in with a chance of winning one of ten grants of EUR 2 500.
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Lisbon jobs fair leads to Dutch dream job
When one door closes, another opens... This famous phrase proved true for one Portuguese graduate engineer recently made redundant in his home country. He quickly landed a challenging new job in the Netherlands, with a little help from EURES and a dynamic recruitment agency.
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10 good reasons to discover your employment chances in Europe
Ever considered working in another EU country? Here are ten top reasons why you should prepare your CV and pack your bags now….
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Engineering a path to success: Portuguese engineers help fill roles in Norway
Engineers remain one of the most sought after group of professionals in Europe. However there are large discrepancies between where the engineers are based and where the jobs are. This is where EURES can help; a job fair in Lisbon has helped put highly qualified engineers in touch with the employers who need their expertise.
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Jobs aplenty for young entertainers
The entertainment sector is an exciting option for people seeking first-time work experience with a dash of fun. A fruitful annual collaboration in northern Italy between EURES and an industry employer delivers many varied jobs in other parts of Europe and the world.
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Building company happy to accept EURES invitation to jobs fair
EURES in the Flanders region of Belgium has been inviting employers to attend recruitment events around Europe, helping them to find candidates that suit their specific needs. One company, construction firm Jan De Nul Group, has been “on tour” with EURES four times and will be coming back for more.
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“Your first EURES job” helps Greek nurses with their Finnish
After his native Greek and English, Alexandros Giannoulakis didn’t think that Finnish would be his next language. However, now that he is one of eight Greek nurses moving to Tampere, Finnish language courses are the next item on his agenda.
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Switzerland looks to EURES in Bulgaria for au pairs and domestic helpers
Demand for domestic helpers and au pairs is high in Switzerland, and EURES in Bulgaria was able to help satisfy the market’s requirements by teaming up with Swiss placement agency Perfect Way.
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From EURES recruitment fair to a new job in just one month
By hosting a recruitment fair in Amersfoort in the heart of the Netherlands, EURES attracted jobseekers from across the country – linking them up with prospective employers eager to snap up new talent. One such jobseeker landed a post in Belfast only one month after the event.
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Plenty to entertain Finnish jobseekers in Italy
Seasonal work is an excellent opportunity for jobseekers to find employment while experiencing another country and its culture. One Finnish jobseeker certainly did not hesitate when the chance presented itself to spend a summer in Italy as a children’s entertainer.
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Uno, dos, tres... vier, fünf, sechs: Intensive German lessons provide new opportunities for Spanish nurses
Although the responsibilities nurses hold may differ among countries, the key concept of providing care remains the same across Europe. Being able to communicate well with patients is vital and therefore learning the local language is important for nurses wanting to move to another EU country. “Your first EURES job” (YfEj) can help by providing financial support for language lessons and relocation costs.
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“Your first EURES job”: Coming to a country near you!
After a successful first year, the “Your first EURES job” scheme is being extended to four new countries. If you are a young European looking for a job in another EU country, it may be able to help you to get the job and even to get set-up in a new country.
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Cyprus jobseekers go European
The First European Job Days to be held in Cyprus attracted 650 jobseekers and participants from eight other countries. Held over two consecutive days in May 2013, they were evaluated as “very positive” by the majority of participants.
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Germany on the hunt for fresh musical talent
One of the things you, perhaps, didn’t know about Germany is that it is home to half of the world’s opera houses. The German music scene employs as many as 38 000 singers and finding fresh European talent is always high on the agenda. This is where EURES comes in.
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EURES facilitates networking opportunities for screenwriters
EURES Culture Media Sweden has been busy helping artists across the country, and has recently been focusing on Swedish screenwriters.
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Starring role for Swedish jobseeker in Germany
EURES Sweden organises five recruitment events for jobseekers in the arts sector each year. One event was organised specifically for actors in musical theatre, and EURES was successful in placing a young actress in a starring role.
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What European jobseekers can learn from opera singers
On many occasions throughout the history of mankind, culture has mirrored society and has given us an indication of where the future is headed. If a recent audition for lyric singers in Paris is anything to go by then this could mean exciting times ahead for European mobility.
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Supporting SMEs: How can “Your first EURES job” help?
SMEs make a vital contribution to the EU economy, notably to job creation. EURES and the ‘Your first EURES job’ (YfEj) scheme provide support for young jobseekers to find work abroad. Here we focus on Vivat, a German SME, to see how YfEj can help jobseekers and SMEs alike.
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Make the most of a European Job Day
European Job Days are a great opportunity to find out more about working and living abroad. They give you the chance to connect directly with employers and EURES Advisers are on hand to offer advice on what is available. However with a mountain of information on offer and thousands of people in attendance they can sometimes seem daunting, so we asked our EURES Advisers for their five top tips on how to take the most from the day:
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Father and sons find success in Norway
In 2006 Sigitas Damulis from Lithuania found a job in Norway through EURES. He was only planning to stay for a few months but now, seven years on, he is still there and now even his two sons have joined him.
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Moderating online content in Malta
Offered the chance to move from chilly Norway to sunny Malta last autumn, Ole André Andersen was quick to say yes. The young man had little work experience, but is now a key member of an international business support centre that relies on skilled and multilingual teams for online content management.
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Five Spanish jobseekers look to Dutch farms
Recruiting cowmilkers to work abroad may well be a first for EURES in Spain, but the recent hiring of five Spanish workers on a Dutch farm shows that the job mobility network can succeed in any field.
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Providing a direct route for au pairs to the UK
Working a short stint as an au pair abroad has long been a popular way for young Swedes to experience life and culture in another country. Marie Gelibter has been recruiting au pairs for families in the UK for 15 years. Through her cooperation with EURES, she has helped provide employment and valuable experience abroad for many young Swedes.
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Spanish medical doctors to heal Swedish wounds
In order to meet the increased demand in the Swedish healthcare sector, three Swedish employers went to Valencia, Spain, in order to recruit what is among Europe’s most sought after resource: medical doctors.
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EURES promoting European jobs under the Valencian sun
Under a clear blue sky and in a pleasant 20 degrees Celsius, the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain, gathered employers and EURES Advisers for an outdoor Job Day. The aim was to offer its students crucial help with taking that difficult first step into the labour market. The 42 employers collected more than 13 000 CVs.
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Basque nurses find new Nordic jobs
A shortage of healthcare staff prompted Finland's Satakunta Region to start recruiting nurses in Spain’s Basque Country. While separated by over 2 600 km, the two regions now have a unique collaboration – with help from EURES and intensive language lessons.
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The psychological aspects of job hunting
From the little steps to the great leaps on the career ladder, it is important for jobseekers to have the right mindset. Those who get the job not only have the right tools, such as a quality CV, but also good psychological skills. Here are some tips to help prepare you psychologically for the search ahead.
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Belgian “bottleneck” industry returns to EURES for engineers
When Skyline Communications had difficulty recruiting software and telecoms engineers, it did what many companies in Belgium have been doing and turned to EURES for help in seeking out the best qualified candidates at jobs fairs in Europe. Outcome in 2012: 79 engineers recruited in Portugal by Belgian employers.
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Lego builds a new recruitment channel
Lego, a name familiar to creative children, has faced many challenges over the last eight decades. But plans laid by the world’s third-largest manufacturer of play materials to quickly hire 100 additional engineers and technicians looked overambitious. Within months though, four-fifths of this skilled personnel were found.
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EURES speaks your language
An international tourism company seeking Russian speaking employees for several of its resorts found 20 in Estonia with the help of EURES.
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EURES answers the call of employer seeking language skills
For a large call centre with high demand for staff with foreign language skills, close cooperation with EURES becomes a routine part of the hiring process.
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Engineers sign on the dotted line at jobs fair
EURES Spain has had considerable success in the past two years at helping engineers find work in other Member States, particularly Germany. The initiative reached the height of success in March when the ‘Engineers to Germany’ jobs fair in Barcelona saw six contracts signed at the event and many more candidates beginning the recruitment process with companies.
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The top 10 buzzwords that employers use when recruiting
A recent study of 500 000 job ads reveals the most common “buzzwords” that employers say they are looking for when recruiting – and organisation, communication, and motivation top the list of desired characteristics.
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EURES helps medical association recruit foreign doctors
By joining forces with EURES, the Swedish Medical Association (Sveriges läkarförbund) hopes to maximise its membership by attracting foreign doctors newly arrived in the country. A recent exploratory mission to a recruitment event in Greece highlighted this new collaboration’s great potential.
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From Poland to Lapland with EURES
It’s not always easy to recruit jobseekers from the comfort and familiarity of their own country to go and work in the chilly climate of the Arctic Circle. But EURES rose to the challenge when a Finnish company needed chambermaids to work the ski season in Lapland, Finland.
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EURES app lands on Android
After months in development, the official EURES app for Android went live in March – bringing the job search tool to the fingertips of millions of smartphone users.
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EURES establishes strong relationship with Belgian consulting company
The experience of QSpin, a consulting company with offices in Louvain-La-Neuve and Ghent, Belgium, is a good example of how EURES can help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) meet their recruitment needs.
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EURES helps German jobseeker to land a job at Volvo in Sweden
When German IT administrator Florian Götzl decided to sample working life in a different EU Member State he turned to EURES for help. Florian ended up landing a dream job with Volvo IT in Gothenburg, Sweden after receiving solid advice from a local EURES Adviser.
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“Your first EURES job”: Italy supporting youth labour mobility
An increasing number of jobseekers has been hired through the EU job mobility scheme “Your first EURES job” (YfEj) and hundreds have been supported to further boost their professional career.
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Waitress catered by EURES to find new horizons
When it came to getting a job in neighbouring Austria, Hungarian waitress Valéria Rácz had all the skills and experience necessary. But it took a little friendly persuasion from her EURES Adviser to convince her that her language abilities were also good enough for the move.
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First Franco-German job placement service opens
The first Franco-German job placement service is now open. The cross-border service (Service de Placement Transfrontalier/ Service für Grenzüberschreitende Arbeitsvermittlung Strasbourg-Ortenau) aims to address the needs of jobseekers and employers on both sides of the River Rhine.
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Hungarian music festival proves a hit for EURES outreach
EURES Advisers do not normally work alongside pop stars, however EURES Hungary took advantage of the opportunity to take part in the Sziget multicultural festival to reach out to a large number of young people from across Europe.
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Preparing for the “weird” and wonderful at interview
To put your creativity to test and unveil your personality, employers may no longer just be interested in posing standard interview questions. According to a survey carried out by the recruitment consultancy Michael Page International, two out of five jobseekers were asked a “weird” question during an interview.
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Skype interviews: how to make a good impression on camera
Face-to-face interviews will not come to an end soon, but video chat is carving out a lasting position in the recruitment process and you need to think how you come across on camera in order to land your dream job. Whilst you may be used to Skype with your family and friends, video interviews can be more tricky than they seem.
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A to Z recruitment support for medical staff
Hundreds of Spanish nurses, physiotherapists and doctors find new jobs in France every year through Seleccion Emploi Europe. To ensure a smooth process, this specialist recruitment agency prides itself on attention to detail. Support includes document checking, help with travel and accommodation, and even assistance at the destination.
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EURES giving a hand to mobile physiotherapists
Thanks to long-standing efforts by EURES Austria and the EURES network, each year since 2004 around 30-40 physiotherapists from another EU Member State have found gainful employment in Austria.
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Opera singer discovers new opportunities abroad thanks to EURES
Swedish soprano Ann-Marie Backlund was on the lookout for a new role yet having little success. After being told about a chance to audition at a EURES European Job Days (EJD) event she readily seized the opportunity to land her next part in Germany.
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EURES helps young people find seasonal work in Italy
The idea of getting a job while discovering another country’s coastline seemed an attractive proposition for jobseekers from Czech Republic.
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Hotel turns to EURES to find multilingual staff
The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel in Germany knows who to contact when there is a shortage of skilled jobseekers. Cooperating regularly with EURES, in October 2012 the hotel chain successfully recruited three qualified jobseekers from Romania and one from Greece.
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Trier cross-border event brings clarity on social security
Luxembourg attracts many jobseekers from its bordering regions and countries due, in part at least, to its high salary levels. Not least is this the case in Trier, a small German city south-east of Luxembourg, from which around 28 000 workers commute to Luxembourg everyday.
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Learn how to tailor your CV when lacking work experience
Faced with a lack of work experience, many jobseekers wonder how they can make their CV stand out from the pile. Before applying, it is important that you take time to tailor your CV. Make the most of your personal skills, present examples of your achievements and don’t be afraid to show enthusiasm and creativity.
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EURES helps recruit staff for busy Austrian winter season
The Austrian region of Vorarlberg is very busy during the winter as thousands of visitors flock to the mountains to enjoy the snow and glamour of the ski slopes. The influx of tourists means that the local hotels and restaurants need more staff – and EURES is on hand to help out!
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Making the most of CV keywords
The decision to invite a candidate to interview may no longer only be in “human hands”. A computer programme can often be behind the reason your CV is picked out from the pile, with software scanning the candidate profiles for a series of job-specific keywords.
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A Frenchman goes East
Sébastien Langui, from France, was looking for a job and had a clear plan in mind as to where he wanted to head next: anywhere in eastern Europe! With an MBA in Business Intelligence under his belt, he turned to EURES and managed to secure a job at a biotechnology company in Estonia.
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“Your first EURES job” enhances job matching/placement across Europe
Your first EURES job (YfEj) is celebrating its first year of implementation. Launched in 2012, YfEj is based on the concept of a customised job mobility scheme, combined with financial support to help young people find work in other Member States. Among other support, the scheme finances language courses and travel expenses for young job applicants (for job interviews and job relocation) and a contribution to an integration programme in the case of recruitment by a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME). The target is to help fill some 5 000 job vacancies by 2014.
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Help shape EU legislation on social security
If you live and work abroad, you now have the chance to help shape EU legislation on social security. With a view to a future revision of EU rules on the coordination of social security systems, particularly in cross-border situations, the European Commission has launched a public consultation open until 5 March.
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EURES helps car mechanics head north to new opportunities
Two car mechanics from Spain have found great new jobs in Finland thanks to the EURES network and its Job Mobility Portal.
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From a computer screen to a garden
While studying computer engineering in Lithuania, Šarūnas Kaunelis never imagined that his educational and professional path would one day change course so markedly. But that is what happened and embracing a new challenge, he took the plunge, flew to Denmark and became a gardener.
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EURES helps 1 200 Bulgarians find seasonal work in Spain
While facing unemployment or earning the minimum wage, more than 1 200 Bulgarian women decided to take up a new challenge and turned to the public employment services (PES) and EURES to find seasonal work in Spain. During last year’s selection process, more than 4 000 people were interviewed and 1 273 women were selected to pick raspberries on Spanish fruit farms.
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Helpful steps to find your next job
It can be difficult to know how to look for new jobs. Understanding how to conduct and manage a successful job search is central to a fruitful search.
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EURES finds the perfect match
Adrienn Szalai from Miskolc, Hungary, was surfing the Internet to look for seasonal work in Austria when she found out what EURES could offer. Before long she was over 700 kilometres away in Salzburg taking up a job as a hotel chambermaid.
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Technology without borders
The third edition of ‘Pas de frontières pour les métiers technologiques de demain’ (‘No borders for tomorrow’s business technology’), held in October 2012 in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France, attracted over 1 500 visitors and high technology companies on site offered 160 engineering jobs.
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Wanted: professional video game players
When Japanese consumer electronics company Nintendo requires testers for a new video game it has produced, they contact the German company Fitarbeiten in Frankfurt, Germany, which in turn asks EURES to provide suitable recruits.
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How to think like an interviewer
An interview can be a stressful experience for many candidates. For the interviewer, however, it is fairly routine and all part of a day’s work. In order to ace that interview, think like the employer and come prepared.
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Finnish-Austrian ongoing partnership
An Austrian ski resort knows who to contact when they need staff for the tourism season: EURES in Finland. Thanks to this cooperation between two EURES Advisers, between four and 10 jobseekers have been hired every year.
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Tips for middle-aged jobseekers
Middle-aged workers have recently found themselves applying for jobs again. An increasingly ageing population coupled with the financial crisis, has led to more people who are over 50 finding themselves out of work. These so-called ‘baby-boomers’, those born in the post-World War II years, make up a significant percentage of the working population.
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Romanian engineers bound for Norway
Romanian technicians and engineers are on their way to work in Norway’s booming gas and oil industry thanks to a recruitment session for which EURES pre-selected many of the job candidates.
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Partnership with a recruitment agency brings results
One international recruitment agency has cooperated with EURES UK for several years. However, in the past 12 months the partnership has grown even stronger. In total, 11 jobseekers were recruited as a direct result of the cooperation.
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Your pension rights explained
Have you worked in one or more European countries? Are you worried about your pension rights? A recently published leaflet on pensions in the EU outlines your entitlements.
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How to prepare for the most common interview questions
Even for a jobseeker who has attended many interviews in their lifetime, interviews can still be stressful. Ensure you are prepared for any eventuality with these common questions.
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Employer Roadshow in Ireland
EURES Ireland recently hosted a series of special events – dubbed the ‘Employer Roadshow’ – aimed at employers to publicise their recruitment services.
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European Job Days in Riga provides opportunities abroad
EURES Advisers from Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Finland, Sweden, and the UK got together to provide Latvian jobseekers with career opportunities in Europe on two job days in Riga in the beginning of December.
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One-thousand vacancies to fill at busy Lisbon event
It is not the first time around that Portuguese workers have sought to pursue a career abroad. But as opposed to the often haphazard migration of the 1960s, EURES is now on hand to give workers a good start to their European career before they make the move, bringing together both employers and crucial mobility information under one roof: The European Job Days in Lisbon.
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Healthcare focus at Finnish recruitment event
Jobseekers, students and those interested in the health care profession were invited to a special recruitment drive in southern Finland.
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European Job Days explained in a video clip
Brussels, Belgium hosted a European Job Day on 6 October, attracting a multitude of jobseekers, employers and EURES Advisers from all over Europe to both the onsite and online event.
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A moving story
Not everyone dreams about being a mobile worker. Some take the decision based on necessity rather than as a lifestyle choice. This was certainly the case for Daniela Tsvetanova, who left her native Bulgaria for Germany. But once there, she realised that the grass can sometimes be greener on the other side.
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Vacancies up-for-grabs at Bulgarian Job Day
Beautifully situated on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, Burgas recently played host to a European Job Day for seasonal jobs within the hospitality sector. EURES Advisers from all corners of Europe brought no less than 220 vacancies that needed to be filled to the event.
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How to prepare for that important interview
So you’ve done it! You’ve found the job you want to apply for, you’ve applied using your Europass CV and have written a targeted cover letter, and you’ve got an interview!
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Seasonalwork4U – recruiting for the ski season
Gearing up for the winter ski season, EURES France hosted a recruitment event in late October that focused on seasonal workers.
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Mobility motivates French jobseekers
This year’s edition of ‘Forum Paris pour l’Emploi’ (‘Paris Forum for Employment’) attracted over 45 000 visitors and several hundred companies on 4 and 5 October 2012. France’s largest employment fair also proved popular with people seeking jobs abroad, with a dedicated space for them plus employers and EURES Advisers from across Europe.
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Czech jobseeker in Swedish job success
Stepan David, a former jobseeker from the Czech Republic, has impressed his new employers so much they are currently looking for more jobseekers to fill positions.
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EURES helps German firm cross borders to find new workers
A German small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) was struggling to find workers inside its own country. Recently they took on new members of staff from the Czech Republic – as a direct result of attending a EURES Job Fair.
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Rise of technology industry leads to new opportunities
As computers malfunction and printers jam, technicians are often on hand to come to the aid of their co-workers. Indeed, with more technology in day-to-day use than ever before, IT support is required in almost every business and organisation in Europe today. Many of them contact EURES to help solve their recruitment needs.
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Jobseekers biggest mistakes
When looking for a job, there are many mistakes you may make without realising. However, most mistakes can be easily avoided with some common sense and an eye for detail.
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European Job Day in Tallinn supports European aspirations
A Swedish woodworker, a UK food manufacturer and a Norwegian construction industry recruiter came together to search for new staff at the European Job Day (EJD) in Tallinn, Estonia in September.
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Have guitar, will travel
When Rafael Calvo Díaz took a break from his regular job, he never imagined ending up 2 700 km north-east of his home in Gijón, Spain. Today he teaches classical guitar in Estonia, thanks partly to the CV-checking skills of an Estonian EURES Adviser.
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Place à l'Europe – where will you end up?
The city of Nantes in France recently played host to an international recruitment event to mirror their national event.
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Fruitful employer partnership in Poland
The Warsaw branch of EURES Poland was recently asked to partner with Lionbridge, a provider of translation, development and testing solutions, to help them recruit employees from abroad. The collaboration is a first for both EURES and the company, with the partnership set to continue for several years ahead.
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How to improve your job chances via social media
Just as social media is increasingly being used by employers to weed out candidates prior to an interview, so too it is being used by jobseekers to find and research new opportunities.
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Cross-border job fair in Bohemia and Saxony attracts the crowds
The historical lands of Bohemia and Saxony recently hosted their second transnational job fair.
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Legal lifeline for “Greater Region” commuters
Cross-border work offers tremendous opportunities, but can sometimes throw up tricky legal issues. The Centre de Ressources (CRD) EURES Lorraine offers employees and companies extensive support in this field, including legal advice and handy publications.
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Cross-border partnership proves fruitful
Nurses in Denmark have recently been facing a declining demand of their services. A cross-border collaboration with Sweden has provided opportunities on the other side of the border.
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“Youth on the Move” event in Spain – Where will you go next?
There are many opportunities to live, work and study in other European countries. This was the main message at an event in Zaragoza, Spain, which aimed promoting youth mobility in Europe.
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Activities jobseekers should do at weekends
The weekend is a time to relax and reassess. However, some jobseekers know a little bit of prep over the weekend can make all the difference. So if you are currently looking for a job, why not make some time this weekend to get a head start in your job search.
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“Your first EURES job” proves successful
One lucky Swedish jobseeker has managed to secure a job with a Swedish company based in Barcelona, Spain
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EURES helps McDonald’s find recruits in Bulgaria
Faced with a shortage of workers, the hamburger fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s in Germany looked beyond national borders to fill its vacancies.
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Online Nordic Working Job Day attracts 800 visitors
Each year, EURES Netherlands organises a job fair aimed specifically at securing work for jobseekers looking to make the move to Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. This year’s event, however, had an innovative twist – it was organised solely online.
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Romanian Job Fair attracts 1 500 graduates
The first Job Fair of its kind to be held in Prahova, Romania has proven to be a runaway success – with over 1 500 jobseekers and 40 employers attending the event in Ploiesti.
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English-speaking workshop a success in Vienna
A recent workshop for help with applications in English has proven a runaway success in Vienna, Austria.
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An effective CV is key to securing that dream job!
Your CV is your ‘sales tool’ in which to market yourself to potential employers. With job openings today at a premium, it is now therefore more important than ever to fill out CVs clearly and fully, to ensure that all-important competitive edge over other candidates.
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A Spanish fiesta for a UK entertainer
Imagine spending your working day having fun in the sun! For one lucky jobseeker, this dream became a reality.
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Working abroad key element in learning a new language
Mother of two Amelia Morra Cidriain from Zaragoza in Spain decided to take a three-month work placement in the UK to improve her rusty English language skills. Little did she know at the time that her other language skills would come in handy when EURES introduced Amelia to her perfect placement.
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Italian jobseeker landed a job in Germany after consulting EURES
After two years of struggling with unemployment and short-term contracts, an Italian jobseeker contacted her local EURES Adviser for advice. Just two weeks later, she got a job and has now launched a career as a baker in Germany.
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Drafting the perfect cover letter is key to winning that job!
A cover letter is the real meat of your application, and is the perfect accompaniment to a CV. It should also state the answer to the imperative question every employer asks: what makes you so special?
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European Job Day, Brussels attracts the crowds!
Every year thousands of jobseekers line up for one of the biggest job fairs in Europe, the European Job Day (EJD) in Brussels. This year saw more people than ever taking part in the event. However, one thing was notably different: the queues were substantially shorter. Why? Because, for the first time, jobseekers could also take part in the event online.
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Jobseeking for the mobile-minded
A brand-new application (app) brings simplified yet extensive access to the EURES Job Mobility Portal for owners of a modern mobile phone. With a few finger swipes, they can seek out jobs Europe-wide, track down their nearest EURES Adviser for more personalised assistance or look up future EURES events.
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Win a grant for your first job abroad!
Are you aged between 18 and 30 and willing to work abroad for at least four months? Then the grant offered by MCZ* could be the golden ticket for you!
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Social partners bring expertise to the EURES network
Understanding your rights as a mobile worker in Europe is not always easy. That is why the EURES network of Public Employment Services (PES) also includes trade unions and business organisations, in order to bring further expertise to the EURES network.
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Work placement in Scotland kick-starts fulfilling career
Your first EURES Job, the EU action to help young jobseekers to explore the possibilities on the European job market, is now being rolled out across Europe. While waiting for recent testimonials we can go back to 2004, when a similar programme changed the life of Swedish jobseeker.
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Skype are looking to add talent to their growing enterprise
Skype is one of the fastest growing enterprises in Europe at the moment and is looking to add talented members to their team. The European Job Days caught up with Tiit Paananen, the Skype Engineering People Operations Director, and Tallinn Site Leader, to get the lowdown on Skype’s participation in the event with EURES Estonia.
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Increasingly international outlook for Luxembourg recruiter
Adecco Group is the world's leading provider of human resources solutions, with a network of 5 500 agencies in more than 60 countries worldwide. It has seven branches in Luxembourg and first linked up with EURES in 2010, following a European Job Days event. Today the Group’s hospitality branch works closely with the EURES network to find recruits mainly for the Grand Duchy's numerous hotels and restaurants.
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Language training prepares mobile workers for life in Finland
Have you ever thought about living or working abroad but were too afraid to do so because you didn’t know the native language? If you go to Finland, EURES Advisers can help you overcome this obstacle by setting you up with language courses.
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Engineers the focus of EURES Lisbon job fair
Portuguese engineers often struggle to find employment in their home nation. But expectations are high that many of those who attended a two-day EURES job fair in May 2012 – featuring around 40 companies from five European countries – will soon find their dream job.
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Spanish Jobseeker looking forward to European Job Day Brussels
Pilar Perez Mañogil is a Spanish jobseeker who has been out of work for two months. With the European Job Day (EJD), Brussels set to take place on 6 October, Pilar explains why she has decided to attend and explore how she can take advantage of European mobility.
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National Contact Points for qualifications: ready to help the mobile professional
With hundreds of regulated professions across the EU, the standing of qualifications in different Member States can be confusing. Thankfully, a network of National Contact Points for the recognition of professional qualifications is on-hand to help the mobile professional.
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Helping hi-tech firms source the right personnel
A EURES Adviser based in the Netherlands is using his entrepreneurial background to help hi-tech SMEs make the right recruitment choices in Europe.
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EURES partnership improves agency’s recruitment efforts
As one of the United Kingdom’s leading healthcare recruitment agencies, HCL Nursing has high standards when it comes to the nurses it recruits. Perhaps this is why the agency’s work with EURES has been so successful. EURES has helped HCL Nursing recruit and place 150 qualified nurses all over the UK so far this year.
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‘One-stop-shop’ job fair attracts thousands of job seekers
More than 5 000 job seekers attended the Employment and Advice Fair in Galway on 29 and 30 June to find jobs, get advice on training and education, and improve their CVs.
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EURES career day helps graduates enter labour market
Four German companies successfully recruited engineers and graduates at two recent job days in Italy.
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Swedish jobseekers take advantage of hotel opening in Norway
The opening of a new hotel in Trondheim, Norway has created a number of job opportunities for Swedes ready to make the most of European mobility. EURES helped many of them to realise their ambitions.
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Brussels Job Day to focus on jobs key to economic recovery
The European Job Day (EJD), Brussels takes place on 6 October and, in addition to being one of the most popular EURES recruitment events, this year’s edition will feature a special focus on three types of job highlighted by the European Commission for their potential to kick-start the economy.
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Concentrix hopes to find more employees at Brussels Job Day
Concentrix has previously taken part in European Job Days (EJD) events and recruited a number of new employees. Building on the successes of previous years, the company plans to participate in both the online and onsite event in Brussels on 6 October.
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Brussels Job Day set to attract pan-European online audience
The European Job Day (EJD), Brussels will take place on 6 October in the Belgian capital. One of the largest recruitment events in Europe, this European Commission/EURES organised Job Day will bring together jobseekers, employers, and employment professionals from all over Europe.
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Casting a wide recruitment net to find the best staff
French multinational corporation Sodexo is one of the largest services and facilities management companies in the world, employing almost 400 000 people in 80 countries. Its Luxembourg branch recruits extensively from neighbouring countries. Most of its external recruits are found via the services of EURES in Luxembourg, Belgium and France.
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EURES brings medical talent to Germany
Due to a high demand and a shortage of qualified staff in Germany, some German hospitals are using the EURES network to find doctors, nurses and care staff in other European countries. In cooperation with EURES, recruitment fairs specifically tailored for the medical profession have been held recently in Greece, Portugal, and Spain.
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EURES fosters healthy partnership in Spain
When a Spanish-based recruitment agency needs to find nurses and healthcare staff for European postings it turns to the EURES network for assistance.
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Malta Jobs and Training Fair brings in the crowds
More than 600 people attended the Malta Jobs and Training Fair 2012, which was held in the island’s capital, Valletta, on 25 and 26 May. EURES Advisers from the host country were joined by colleagues from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden. The advisers used the event to promote vacancies in their own countries.
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Irish plumbers in demand in Norway
Thanks to EURES, a number of out-of-work Irish plumbers have been able to find rewarding and interesting jobs in Norway. Working closely with a Norwegian firm, since December 2011 some 30 Irish plumbers have found full-time work in the country.
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Public consultation invites citizens to help set EU agenda
Have you ever faced any difficulties when exercising your rights as a mobile worker? The European Commission is asking all EU citizens to share the problems they have experienced when moving around the EU, whether it was for work, study, or a holiday. Citizens are also invited to describe the kind of European Union they would like to see by 2020.
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EURES helps car rental company recruit staff
When the car rental company Hertz needed to recruit Spanish-speaking employees for their customer service team in Ireland, they asked EURES to help out. Over the years the company has enjoyed long-term cooperation with EURES which has led to a total of 87 people being employed.
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Spanish-German cooperation helps 565 jobseekers find work
As Spain’s unemployment rate continues to rise, new ideas for boosting recruitment nationwide are being tested. One of the most successful is bilateral employment cooperation with other EU Member States and in the case of Spain and Germany, 565 Spanish jobseekers have found employment with German companies over the past 12 months.
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Cross-border job fair attracts thousands
Local roads were jammed with jobseekers as more than 6 000 people visited a job fair in Saarbrücken in south-west Germany on 10 May. About 100 employers from Germany, Luxemburg and France were present to welcome jobseekers to the event. EURES helped organise proceedings and advisers were on hand to provide information about living and working conditions in this cross-border region.
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EURES helps Dutch Job Agency to recruit 50 workers in Hungary
Fifty jobseekers from Hungary are ready experience working life abroad thanks to a recruitment roadshow organised by EURES in Hungary and the Netherlands in conjunction with a Dutch job agency.
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Europe Day is ‘EURES Day’ in eastern Finland
The city of Joensuu in Finland celebrated Europe Day (9 May) with a series of events and activities. European films were shown for free at the local cinema and the European Movement in Finland launched a Facebook campaign asking for people’s views on the EU. Meanwhile, EURES was on hand to give advice to potential jobseekers on working in another European country.
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Find your job in Europe at a EURES European Job Days event
Why not give your chances of securing a job a boost at one of the many ‘European Job Days’ – the perfect place to recruit, to meet employers, to discuss your plans with a EURES Adviser or to find out more about how EURES can help you.
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European Job Days in Zaragoza provides many job opportunities
French, German and British employers lined up in their aim of attracting nurses to their countries in the European Job Days event in Zaragoza, which focused on health care.
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EURES provides artists with the “big picture”
About 600 people from the artistic professions received advice, support and inspiration regarding their career options in Europe at an “Art and Work” information day, which took place in Brussels on 3 May 2012.
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Tackling youth unemployment: Your First EURES Job
Struggling to find a job in your home country and thinking about starting your career in another part of Europe but feel you need more help? Or are you an employer who can’t find the staff you need in your home country? ‘Your First EURES Job’ could be the solution for you.
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Norway: Favourite destination for mobile Swedish workers
As neighbouring countries where language is not the biggest hurdle there is considerable labour market mobility between Sweden and Norway. In fact around 80 000 Swedes works officially in Norway and are registered with the Norwegian tax authority. For EURES in Sweden, Norway is the number one destination for mobile jobseekers.
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Jobseeker gets job on the spot in Luxembourg
Ever realised you had just been in the right place at the right time? A visit to a European Job Days (EJD) event in Mondorf les Bains, Luxembourg – really paid off for jobseeker Fernandes Miguel, who was offered a position at Adecco – on the spot.
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EURES boosts mobility awareness among jobseekers
EURES in Slovenia together with EURES in Austria organised two Job Days events in April 2012, aimed at raising awareness among Slovenian jobseekers of the opportunities that exist just over the border in the German-speaking sphere.
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UK EURES Adviser tackles skills’ shortage challenge
In an average month Sam Stamenkovic, a EURES Adviser in the UK with Jobcentre Plus, responds to more than 400 requests for assistance from jobseekers, of which 80 % originate from other EU countries.
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EURES in Portugal works to tackle unemployment
The economic crisis which began in 2008 has had an especially severe impact on the economies of several southern European countries such as Portugal. With an unemployment rate of 15 % in February 2012, the services provided by EURES are more vital than ever.
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Granada job fair continues long-standing success
The International University Job Fair, which took place in Granada, Spain on 7 and 8 March, brought highly-skilled university graduates and European employers together to explore career options.
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EURES supports multinational with European recruitment
Longstanding cooperation between EURES and the multinational, Infosys BPO, has led to a number of successful placements for European jobseekers. With recruitment needs continuing to grow, the company is also expanding its involvement with the EURES network.
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Employers spoilt for choice by range of EURES services
The EURES network is able to offer a wide range of services to employers looking to recruit across Europe.
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EURES supplies Irish customer support centres with new recruits
The EURES network has been working closely with Irish customer support centres to successfully recruit specialist, multilingual staff from other European countries.
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EURES job fair provides perfect European matching opportunities
Compared to some other EU Member States, Sweden has proved less vulnerable in the global financial crisis. In the past two years, an increasingly healthy economy has meant that certain sectors are struggling to fill job vacancies with qualified workers from their own country. Trefort AB, a construction company based in Stockholm, has found the ideal solution through a chance meeting at a EURES job fair in Hungary.
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EURES helps business owner broaden the recruitment search
René Bartels, owner of RBC Engineering Support, a Dutch company located in the Netherlands and in Germany that manufactures construction machines and equipment, is looking for highly-qualified candidates. His search for the right profiles was easier said than done – that is, until he discovered EURES.
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EURES provides welcome advice on setting up a business abroad
Strengthening Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) is a key element of the EU’s strategy for climbing out of the economic crisis. And within this context, citizens who are self-employed can play an important role, taking advantage of job mobility opportunities in the EU’s 27 Member States.
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An island adventure for Swedish horse lover
Ever fancied working as a groom on a farm? Horse-lover Kajsa Matsson left her native Sweden to spend seven months on the island of Jersey doing just that.
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Job Expo in Prague offers opportunities all over Europe
This year’s biggest international Job expo in the Czech Republic took place in Prague last month, offering a whole host of opportunities for jobseekers open for placements in other parts of Europe.
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Erasmus turns 25
The Erasmus programme celebrated 25 years of promoting student mobility this year. We take a look back at the programme, its successes, and hear from some of those who have benefitted from Erasmus participation over the years.
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Cross-border partnership promotes business start-ups
Rising unemployment and a dearth of job vacancies in Slovak towns bordering Hungary prompted EURES-T Danubius, a Slovak-Hungarian cross-border partnership, to organise its first seminar promoting the creation of small businesses.
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Get a date with success in Denmark!
Workindenmark’s newest concept is called “Company Dating” and is targeted mainly at European students at Danish universities. To find out more, we talked to one of the organisers and one of the participants in this innovative internship programme.
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EURES Spain finds solution to sectoral unemployment rise
In the Aragon region of northern Spain, the unemployment level has reached 17 % and is rising. Although the engineering sector has proved robust until now, a recent increase in job losses has led to a collaboration between EURES Spain and the Association of Engineers of Zaragoza, who are working together successfully to prevent more of the sector’s workers from losing their jobs.
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Romanian agricultural worker in high demand
A seasonal, agricultural worker from Romania found a job abroad with EURES back in 2008 and has been able to count on the organisation to assist her in finding work ever since.
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Aker Solutions reaps the rewards of EURES collaboration
When leading global oil services company, Aker Solutions, was approached by EURES Norway in early 2011 with an offer to help in recruiting engineers, little did the company realise just how fruitful the cooperation would be.
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Mobile workers: who pays your pension?
Knowing who will pay out when we retire is a key issue for all mobile workers.
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Get ready for mobility with the EURES portal!
EURES offers a range of services to those interested in taking advantage of European mobility. Perhaps among the most useful of these is the “Living and Working” section on the EURES Job Mobility Portal.
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Young students draw on experience of EURES network
EURES, together with Ghent University, Belgium, recently held an informative event for young students and graduates. Those attending were able to listen to presentations and consult with EURES Advisers.
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EURES and German NGOs: a special relationship
In most EEA countries EURES Advisers are part of the Public Employment Services (PES). However, in Germany some work through non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Sabina Hoffmann, EURES Adviser with the catholic relief agency, Raphaels-Werk, explains how this unique relationship works.
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Europe’s largest emigration-focused event draws crowds in the Netherlands
The Emigration Expo 2012 was held on 11 and 12 February in Houten, the Netherlands and was targeted at, “everyone planning to move abroad, temporarily or permanently.”
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EURES expertise boosts multi-national’s recruitment efforts
Capgemini is a world-leading provider of consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. When the firm’s Polish branch was looking to recruit in Europe, they turned to EURES for expert help and advice.
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An easier commute, with help from EURES
A German commuter based in Austria turned to EURES for expert advice on living and working in another European country.
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Italian student nurses gain experience in the UK
EURES has teamed up with Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona, Italy and Strathmore & Southend Care in the United Kingdom (UK) to help Italian student nurses gain valuable experience in the UK national health system (NHS).
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EURES helps to send young Europeans “job tasting”
Two young Europeans recently embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. Over the course of five weeks, the pair sampled some of the most diverse jobs that EURES could find and shared their experiences with the world.
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"The support I received from EURES was fantastic"
When British graduate, Karina Stephenson, got her first job in Spain through the Public Employment Service in the UK and urgently needed advice on living and working conditions, she was adviced to turn to EURES for help.
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First Job Day in Lecce helps tackle youth unemployment
The historic city of Lecce in southern Italy hosted its first European Job Day in January 2012, attracting over 500 jobseekers looking for opportunities in sectors such as aerospace, engineering and IT.
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Estonian school finds new language teacher with EURES
A school in the west of Estonia used the services provided by EURES to locate the perfect candidate for a previously hard-to-fill vacancy.
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Volvo steps up collaboration with EURES
Sweden-based car manufacturer, Volvo* stepped up its collaboration with EURES in 2011 in a bid to meet the demand for an extra 900 experienced engineers.
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Recruitment agency on the right course with EURES
To meet the growing demands of the cruise ship industry, the specialist recruitment agency, Seven Seas Group, turned to EURES for help in sourcing the right candidates for a wide variety of vacancies. In 2011, over 200 people found jobs thanks to this ongoing cooperation.
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Young Swedes find jobs as entertainers thanks to EURES
Over 300 young, Swedish jobseekers were recruited as entertainers for busy tourist resorts in Spain, Italy and Cyprus in 2011, thanks to help from EURES Sweden.
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Confidence boost for classroom assistants
Fancy living for up to nine months with a Spanish family and helping out in a local school – with all expenses paid? Over 100 young people from the UK have already signed up to the scheme in Spain, now in its second year, in the hope of reaping rewards from total immersion in a new environment.
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EURES Latvia finds jobs for 140 seasonal workers
More than 140 Latvians found seasonal jobs in tourism and agriculture in 2011 thanks to five separate projects involving EURES Latvia.
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Jobseeker found job on the spot at European Job Days Riga
Jobseekers from across Latvia visited the recent European Job Days event in Riga, where they could investigate opportunities for living and working abroad. Many attended seminars or workshops promoting entrepreneurship.
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From the Czech Republic to Norway
Lenka Lorencova, from the Czech Republic, dreamt of a European adventure and, with the help of EURES, found a stimulating and rewarding position in Norway.
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No barriers to finding your next job
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois in the Ain/Haute-Savoie départéments of France played host to its first European Job Day end of last year. Over 2 000 jobseekers mainly from France and Switzerland turned up to the event, in search of job opportunities.
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EURES to aid Euroccor expansion plans
Bulgarian based company, Euroccor, is currently expanding its services and has a number of positions to fill. They turned to EURES to help them find the best candidates to serve their international customers.
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EURES: a decade of recruiting staff to Austrian ski resort
For the Stubai Glacier, Austria’s largest glacial skiing area, the start of the new ski season brings with it a fresh batch of recruits to staff the busy resort.
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Job Fair puts Swedish town on the map
The picturesque town of Arvika, nestled on the shores of Sweden’s only inland fjord and best known for its international music festival, played host to the first Job Fair to be held in the town’s Public Employment Centre.
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Internship in Italy helps jobseeker develop his skills
Thanks to EURES, young Swedish jobseeker, Robin Ahumada, had his first experience of working life at a four star hotel in Volterra, Italy. As one of the few selected for this internship opportunity, he hopes this will boost his future career chances.
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"Without EURES, I wouldn't be here!"
Globetrotting Wouter van Druten from the Netherlands was looking to broaden his horizons when he came across an advert that would take his career in a new and unexpected direction: Bulgaria.
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Finnish student finds job in Austrian ski resort
Finnish student, Henna Jalkanen, had been searching for a job in Helsinki when she came across the EURES portal and saw a job advert for catering staff at the Stubaier glacier ski resort in Austria. She immediately got in contact with her local EURES Adviser in Finland.
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Polish region fights against unemployment
EURES Advisers in the Polish region of Warmia-Mazury are at the forefront of initiatives to tackle the high level of unemployment in the area.
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Employment advice on the way to work
Though large numbers of Estonians regularly commute to work in Finland, few of them are aware of the help a EURES Adviser can give them about working in another EEA country.So many people travel on the Tallinn-Helsinki ferry each morning that it has come to be known as the “Workers’ Boat” – so what better place for EURES Advisers to hold an information seminar.
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Setting sail for a wealth of opportunities
The Federal Employment Agency in Ravensburg, Germany teamed up with EURES to offer jobseekers interested in cross-border work a European Job Day with a difference. This one was on board a boat on Lake Constance.
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Online careers advice at your fingertips
A recent Virtual Job Fair offered jobseekers the chance to learn all they need to know about working abroad, from the comfort of their own homes.
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One worker’s mobility led to long career
When Elisabetta Marigliano from Naples, Italy was accepted to study for a Masters at the Paris-Sorbonne University in France she knew she would have to find a job to supplement her income. That is when she turned to EURES in Italy for help. Thirteen years on she is still working for the same organisation: Disneyland Paris.
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Life after redundancy: understanding the changes and chances
Though it may be devastating at the time, being made redundant can be a chance to explore new horizons.
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Student Arena put Slovenian students on track for the future
October in Ljubljana, Slovenia: start of the academic year and the annual Student Arena – a freshers’ fair introducing all the free time options for students in the Slovenian capital. Amid gym classes, Chinese university reps, make up brands and religious associations, EURES were on hand to inform students about the possibilities of finding a job elsewhere in Europe after graduation.
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Swedish designer finds internship in Italy, thanks to EURES
Swedish designer Ebba Eriksson could not believe her luck when she landed a five-month internship in northern Italy – the heart of Europe’s design scene. And it was all thanks to assistance and advice provided by EURES.
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European Job Days 2011
Following on from a successful calendar of European Job Days in 2010, the 2011 Job Days were held all over Europe. The events, organised by EURES, aim to bring together jobseekers and employers in a productive setting.
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Crucial steps to interview success
Congratulations: thanks to your carefully crafted application and Europass CV, you’ve got an interview. But how do you turn it into a job offer?
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Enterprising Greek couple find new beginning in Norway
A young Greek couple have taken their first step on the road to living and working permanently in Norway with the help of EURES Advisers in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway.
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Amazon.com: EURES aids recruitment for festive period
“Can you send us 100, 200 or even 500 employees?” That was the question the American multinational online store Amazon.com recently asked a EURES Adviser in Sweden. Amazon.com needed to recruit workers for their European central warehouse in Bad-Hersfeld, Germany, to cope with the inevitable end year rush towards the festive period.
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Great interest in EURES services among Greek jobseekers
Around 6 000 jobseekers visited the Employment Forum in Thessaloniki, Greece, in October 2011. EURES Advisers from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, together with the Greek public employment services (PES), were on hand to provide advice. Over 30 employers conducted interviews and collected CVs from potential candidates.
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Cyprus job day: a new spin on a traditional theme
October signalled the start of a series of job days sweeping through European cities. EURES Cyprus opened two such events this year. But there was a new spin on traditional proceedings.
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Do’s and don’ts when considering internships
Just graduated and you’re scouring the job ads for that first step towards a fulfilling career? Concerned that you may not have the right experience to get started? An internship abroad could be the solution.
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New opportunities for Norwegian couple
Elisabeth and Thomas Johnsen moved from Norway to Ireland in August 2010 after answering a EURES SMS text alert about job opportunities. After more than a year living and working in a foreign country, how are they getting on?
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Successful European career day in Ancona
Europe is waiting for you. That was the message conveyed to students, young graduates, researchers and professors at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona, Italy, when EURES – together with the University, the Centro Alti Studi Europei, and the European Commission’s representation in Italy – organised an European careers day in the area.
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Dutch firm benefits from strong relationship with EURES network
FridayEuroTech, a Dutch professional specialised service company, has enjoyed close and successful cooperation in recruitment with the EURES network over the past five years, after experiencing recruitment shortages on their home labour market.
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A positive partnership: labour mobility between Hungary and Austria
Following the lifting of the temporary labour market restrictions introduced after the EU’s 2004 enlargement, a significant number of Hungarians are now migrating to Austria in search of work.
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“Moving to Ireland was one of the best things that ever happened to me”
When Christos Mouzeviris from Greece started to get wanderlust and dream of broadening his horizons he turned to EURES to help him find a job in another European country. Within a month he was in Ireland in what was to become a life-changing experience.
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How to assess your language skills when applying for a job
Ever been looking for a job and realised that describing your foreign languages as being “intermediate” or “advanced” level is too vague? A new tool will now help you to better estimate your language level and thereby boost your job opportunities.
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Europe Wants You! - a fun introduction to EURES services
Europe Wants You! That’s the name of a new game, developed by EURES in the Netherlands to introduce EURES to young jobseekers in Europe. If you ever wondered what EURES is really all about but didn’t have the time or energy to find out, Europe Wants You! is the perfect introduction to EURES services.
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European Job Days Brussels draws in the crowds
Imagine being able to attend an event where you can meet and talk face-to-face with the HR manager holding the key to your dream job – that’s exactly what thousands of expectant jobseekers were able to do at the recent European Job Days event in Brussels.
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Young Greek finds promising career in Cyprus
A young Greek jobseeker was successfully helped by EURES Advisers to overcome the effects of the economic crisis, by relocating to Cyprus for work.
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Lathe turner finds apprenticeship across the border
In the German city of Aachen, neighbouring the Netherlands, a pilot project has been launched offering lathe turners the possibility to do their apprenticeships in the Netherlands. This way students can learn new skills while enjoying a new cultural experience.
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Get business savvy with Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
Calling all wannabe entrepreneurs! Ever fancied starting your own business? Already got a good idea but need advice on how to get it up and running? What about shadowing an entrepreneur who has already done what you want to do? If you’re interested, then the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme could be for you.
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EURES is “No.1 sourcing partner” for Disneyland Paris
For nearly two decades, EURES has been helping Disneyland Paris recruit the right candidates from across the EU to fill vacancies at the theme park on the outskirts of the French capital. In 2011, EURES helped to fill 2 500 vacancies according to Jean-Noël Thiollier, Human Resources Director for Talent & Reward at Disneyland Paris.
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Romanian gardeners blossom in Denmark
Thanks to an on-going cooperation between Romanian and Danish EURES Advisers, two Romanian graduates interested in horticulture landed a two-year contract at a Danish plant nursery.
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Eurodesk - a wealth of information for Europe's youth
Did you know that through Eurodesk you can access over 200 programmes, 350 organisations and over 1 800 resources both in Europe and internationally? So if you have a question relating to work, travel, study or volunteering, try asking Eurodesk.
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Marie Curie Actions support researchers
Are you a researcher, full of ideas, but lacking the financial means to implement them all? Or maybe you represent a research organisation or foundation looking for partners? Whoever you are, if you’re in research the EU Commission’s Marie Curie Actions are an invaluable resource.
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Two ways to kick-start your European experience
For jobseekers looking for experiences – either studying, training or working – in other European countries, there are lots of schemes out there to help. Two programmes in particular, Eurodyssée and European Mobility, are working towards facilitating European internships, vocational training and apprenticeships.
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EURES helps Spanish engineers find jobs in Germany
While some countries in Europe are struggling with high unemployment, others are finding it difficult to recruit skilled workers to fill vacancies in a number of sectors. This is certainly the case for Germany, which is bouncing back from recession and currently on a recruitment drive.
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EURES Finland helps SMEs to think “European”
“SME’s are not sufficiently aware of the tools available for them,” says Maritta Mikkola, EURES Line Manager in Turku, Finland. Maritta represented EURES on an event aimed at promoting and encourage entrepreneurs to go international.
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Spanish waiter heads for Austria
Thanks to the ongoing cooperation between EURES Advisers in Austria and Spain, Juan Pedro Garcia de Dios left his native Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands to work the winter season in a hotel nestled in the Austrian mountains.
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EURES helps jobseekers expand their horizons
EURES Advisers organise a series of events throughout the year bringing jobseekers and companies together. EURES Portugal has taken this one step further. Since 2007, EURES Advisers there have been working closely with partners in other countries to organise a series of “country days”.
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Italian doctor broaden his horizons
Dr Stefano Gelati, a psychiatrist, was newly married and and was looking forward to a stable career in his native Italy. Instead, he found himself constantly moving from one temporary contract to another. Faced with such a situation, his dream of moving to the UK grew ever stronger.
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Record number of students receiving EU grants to study abroad
More than 213 000 European students received Erasmus grants to study or train abroad during the 2009/10 academic year, according to statistics published by the European Commission in June 2011. That represents a 7.4 % increase on the previous year and a new record for the programme.
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Germany set to attract Portuguese nurses
It’s no longer only doctors that are highly sought after in the health sector across the EU. Nurses are now increasingly in demand on the European labour market. In Germany, the demand is so high that hospitals are willing to pay for the necessary language training in order to successfully integrate non-native German speaking nurses.
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“There are no lazy people, just people lacking goals”
Job coach and owner of MyLifeAcademy, Claudiu Moldovan works with EURES in Malmö, Sweden coaching the country’s unemployed youth to find work in Europe. In a country where unemployment among the under 25s currently stands at 25 %*, job coaching can provide a lifeline for vulnerable youngsters trying to get that elusive first job.
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Dutch entrepreneur lives the European dream
Ruud Minnebraueker can’t stop looking for new business ideas. After 22 years working in local government as an IT technician in the Netherlands, he is now showing his true entrepreneurial spirit – in Sweden. What started with a dream of owning a holiday home to escape the city is set to grow into a nationwide franchise business.
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Grundtvig offers practical learning for adults
Grundtvig helps adults to undertake new learning experiences in another European country. In this way, a jobseeker can increase its attractiveness to employers and continue to gain new skills throughout their professional life.
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Getting your qualifications recognised in Europe
Just finished your studies and looking for a job elsewhere in Europe? Or perhaps you’ve been working for a while and want to move to another European country? But how do you ensure that your academic qualifications are recognised in another country? That’s when NARIC can help.
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Expect the unexpected with the European Health Insurance Card
So your bags are packed and you’re ready to move abroad for studies, tourism or a posted work assignment. But what about your health insurance? Make sure you don’t leave home without your European Health Insurance Card.
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EURES – helping graduates find work in Europe
Just graduated? Eager to find your first job? Thinking about working in another European country? Your local EURES Adviser can help you find out what opportunities are available throughout Europe.
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Dutch employer tops up summer workforce via EURES
Chef and entrepreneur Cees Snijders had begun to question how he could hire enough seasonal staff for the busy summer months at his pizza restaurant and hotel in Zeeland, Holland. After a recommendation from his local employment agency, EURES provided the answer.
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European Job Fair for the Youth in Hungary
Hungary played host to a European Job Fair with a difference this April. The event expressly targeted young people and included the first outing of the EU’s Youth@Work campaign.
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EURES helps toast intern’s success in Italy
A request sent to her local EURES Adviser in Hungary gave Dalma Ditroi the experience of a lifetime. Dalma had just finished a Bachelor’s degree in Horticultural Studies in her native Hungary, and had set her sights on a Master’s degree in the art of making wine – oenology.
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New video explains your social security rights in Europe
Are you about to move to another country in Europe and wondering which country would be responsible for your social security benefits? The European Commission launched a video in June 2011 on “Moving within Europe”, which it hopes will make it easier to understand your social security rights.
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Medical doctors in demand on the European labour market
Orthopaedics, anaesthesiology, trauma emergency surgery and gastroenterology… the lack of medical doctors with specialist knowledge seems to be chronic in Sweden. Indeed, the country has been actively recruiting medical personnel with these expertises from other European countries since 1999. To help ease the pain, EURES Sweden has helped to recruit over 700 doctors during this time.
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Cross-border Job Days in Slovenia
In May 2011, Slovenia hosted two cross-border Job Days with its neighbouring countries Austria and Italy. The events showcased a large number of opportunities for Slovenian jobseekers.
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EURES – a possible resource for SMEs
The European Union’s 23 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) constitute 99 % of the EU’s businesses. Entrepreneurs who are looking to recruit, move or expand their activities in other European countries could benefit from the services of EURES.
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Job speed dating: how to make a good first impression
A job at first sight or perhaps an instant rejection – the concept of speed dating has made it into the realms of job recruitment. Although it is unlikely to replace more conventional recruitment methods, job speed dating is catching on as a first step in the process. It can be an effective way for jobseekers to present themselves and for employers to screen a larger number of candidates in a tight timeframe.
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Nordic Working – an information fair where dreams are shaped
“Space”, “culture” and “a dream coming true” – those were the three most common reasons from those asked at the Nordic Working information fair why they were thinking of moving to Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway or Sweden.
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Advice for budding entrepreneurs
With the emphasis on promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment to aid economic recovery, the number of European citizens looking to start up their own SMEs either at home or in another European country is set to rise. Many may want to take advantage of EURES services to this end.
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Dutch jobseekers find work at German factory
Economic recovery in Germany is going well. So well, in fact, that there are already staff shortages in a number of areas. Thanks to the combined efforts of agencies and companies in the Netherlands and Germany, approximately 200 long-term Dutch jobseekers have found work at a German factory
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New EURES Advisers to serve European jobseekers and employers
Several times a year, staff of the public employment services throughout Europe are selected to attend week-long training sessions to become EURES Advisers. As a EURES Adviser they are expected to have a European instead of a national perspective on recruitment.
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EURES helps partners of EU Parliament staff to find jobs
The European Parliament employs around 7 000 staff, including the 736 Members of Parliament. The personnel come from all European Member States often bringing with them husbands, wives or partners who have given up their careers in their home country to move to Belgium.
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Young Europeans want to work abroad
According to the latest Eurobarometer survey, 53 % of young people in Europe want to work in another European country. However, less than 3 % of Europe's working population currently lives outside their home country.
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EURAXESS: Your gateway to research jobs in Europe
Looking for a research job? Or perhaps you’re a researcher considering a move within the European Union and need practical advice on how to get started? With over 4 000 research jobs and a plethora of information, EURAXESS could be just the resource you’re looking for.
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Job Day in Ireland most popular yet
Jobseekers and job changers flocked to Tallaght, Ireland on 19 and 20 May for a European Job Day. With representatives coming from 16 countries, including Irish and European employers, the event attracted over 6 000 attendees.
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EURES helps dentist to recruit staff
Dental Zorg in Amsterdam, established in 1988, is a family-owned dental centre employing around 100 people. Some of these employees come from outside of the Netherlands. Dental Zorg’s Deputy Director, Naziem Adalat, has been successfully recruiting employees with the help of EURES since 2000.
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EURES Ireland organises Irish-Polish business start-up seminar
Over 80 Irish and Polish nationals attended a one-day seminar and workshop for budding entrepreneurs interested in starting a business in either Ireland or Poland. The workshop, held in Dublin in May 2011, was the first in a series of business start-up workshops for mobile workers and Irish citizens organised by EURES Ireland together with the Dublin City Enterprise Board.
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EURES helps Dutchman find job in Northern Ireland
Thanks to EURES, Dutchman Danny Kooijman, 23, found a job with the Northern Irish firm, gem. Based in Belfast, gem provides its clients, including household names such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems, with customer contacts by e-mail and telephone in 29 languages.
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Europass CV: Your passport to working in Europe
So you want to work in another European country? The Europass Curriculum Vitae (CV) is just what you need to get started in your job search. With this CV you can promote your skills and competences in a standardised style and format. And what’s more, it’s completely free to use and recognised in 32 countries in Europe.
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New service makes life easier for jobseekers in Denmark
The International Citizen Service (ICS) provides help to people arriving in Denmark for work. Established at the beginning of 2011, it provides a “one-stop-shop” for registering with the Danish Tax and Customs Administration, the regional state administration and the local municipal administration.
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EURES helps Belgian social worker find job in the UK
Flore Thewis from Belgium graduated as a social worker in 2004. After six years of working in different branches of social work she wanted to specialise. Her passion was to work with children, an area in which vacancies are scarce in Belgium and where temporary contracts are the norm. She was also looking for a new challenge that would enable her to build on the skills and experience she had already developed.
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EURES celebrating Europe day
On 9 May 1950 the first steps were taken towards the creation of what is now the European Union. To mark this event, people all over Europe celebrate the fundamental values of peace and solidarity that constitutes the EU, on 9 May each year. Being a European network, EURES takes part in the festivities.
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PLOTEUS: a one-stop shop for information online
Looking for a work placement to boost your experience? Or wondering whether to study in another European country? A period abroad can improve your chances of finding a job in the future. It shows potential employers that you are able to work with diverse teams, motivated to learn a new language and it broadens your awareness of different cultures.
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Youth@work on tour through Europe
Youth@Work was launched on 29 April 2011, during the European Job Day for Youth in Budapest, Hungary. The Youth@Work action will bring young people together with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Both have an important role to play in driving Europe’s economic recovery.
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Latvians interested in working in Germany on the rise
Germany and Austria are the last two countries to lift their restrictions on workers from Eastern and Central Europe, joining the EU in 2004. The end of the transitional rules on labour mobility creates new opportunities for workers to find a job abroad and for employers to recruit without asking for a work permit.
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B:TECH delighted with the EURES service
Czech company B:TECH is currently on a recruitment drive. In April 2011 they opened up a number of vacancies to candidates from other countries in Europe. They have also enlisted the help of their local EURES Adviser in Jihlava.
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The European labour market is for everyone
Ask Andersen, a Danish politician who strives to improve the rights of people with disabilities through his work in the European Economic and Social Committee, is visually impaired. This has not prevented him from having an international career, studying in Ireland and working as a policy officer in Belgium.
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A day in the life of ... a European Job Day coordinator
European Job Days provide the perfect occasion for jobseekers to meet employers and find out what opportunities are available in other European countries. For EURES Advisers, the ultimate aim of a Job Day is to match mobile European citizens with jobs.
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Symbolic boat trip on the Danube from Vienna to Bratislava
The event “Labour Market without Borders - All Together Now” celebrated the end of the transitional rules for labour mobility for the eight EU Member States that joined EU in 2004.
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EURES a source of experienced European employees
Every year Hannover, Germany, plays host to the largest trade show in Europe. Around 6 500 companies from the fields of innovation, development and industry gather under one roof. In April 2011, EURES Germany went along to promote its services to companies and jobseekers.
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Transition rules for EU workers end on 1 May
From 1 May 2011 citizens from eight countries joining the European Union in 2004 will be free to work in any European Member State, as the last remaining restrictions are lifted.
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Hundreds of Spanish workers head to Switzerland
Over 4 000 construction workers from all over Spain gathered in Madrid in March 2011 for the EURES Job Days recruitment event. They were hoping to land one of the hundreds of vacancies offered by the four major recruitment companies present.
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Austria recruits hotel staff in the Canary Islands
EURES advisers help Austrian tourism companies to recruit hotel staff in the Canary Islands for the winter season, easing unemployment on the islands.
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Get ready for seasonal job opportunities
Summer is on its way and with it comes a new raft of seasonal jobs available only for a short time period. EURES can help you make the most of these opportunities.
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EURES helps German jobseekers find new opportunities in the Swiss countryside
Many vacancies in the tourism sector go unfulfilled each year – hence a new cooperation allowing German jobseekers to meet potential employers, with the help of EURES.
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EURES Estonia - forming partnerships to protect the rights of jobseekers
EURES Estonia and NGO MTÜ Living for Tomorrow have partnered up to protect mobile jobseekers against fraudulent and abusive employers.
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How language learning can lead to new opportunities
An ongoing cooperation between EURES in the Swedish-speaking Åland Islands and a Germany-based language school is allowing skilled, unemployed German jobseekers to gain practical experience in a beautiful location.
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Entertain your clients with the help of EURES
When an Italian company needed large amounts of staff to run holiday entertainment activities, they turned to EURES to ensure they recruited an European, multilingual team.
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From Norway to Ireland by SMS
Reaching out to younger jobseekers often requires a bit of creativity – as shown by the actions of a Norwegian EURES Adviser.
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Lithuanian stylist gets a new look through EURES
Attending a European Job Day led Lithuanian beauty salon owner Sandra Sumskiene and her family to embark on a new life in Norway.
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European Job Days 2010
Each year, European Job Days attract hundreds of thousands of participants interested in working or hiring from abroad. Whether you are a jobseeker, an employer, or simply interested in having a look, there’s bound to be an event happening near you.
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EURES and EPSO – working together to get the best people for Europe
The Brussels European Job Day is the EURES flagship event attended by thousands of jobseekers and employers every year – including the European Personnel Selection Office who recruits people from all backgrounds to work in the European institutions.
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EURES’ emergency response
On the Italian island of Sicily a project is underway aimed at providing opportunities for young doctors. Italian EURES Adviser Gianfranco Badami and his colleagues have, to date, helped two Sicilian doctors find new opportunities in the United Kingdom.
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Playing to the tone of that dream career
Nykkö Grégoire turned uncertainty into triumph by establishing himself as a self-employed musician in the north of England – with the help of EURES.
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Jobseekers – turn to EURES for information and advice!
EURES can be a valuable source of information, as the experience of Austrian graduate Stephan Rathberger demonstrates.
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EURES: Assistance within even the most unusual professions
When a Romanian glassblower was made redundant, chances seemed slim that he would find another opportunity in his unusual profession. Luckily help was not far away.
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Finding new opportunities from the comfort of your home
After graduating, Swedish student Kristin Jacobsen decided she wanted an interesting opportunity in a beautiful location. Little did she know, the perfect opportunity was only a click away.
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EURES: Helping to ease the move
Moving abroad can be a daunting experience but EURES can provide advice and information – at both ends of the process.
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EURES Malta: Reaching out to employers
Many jobseekers will of course find working on this Mediterranean island appealing - but notice should also be taken of EURES Malta’s services to employers.
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Encouraging youth mobility in the Nordic countries
Nordjobb is a Nordic exchange programme operating in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. Together, EURES and Nordjobb work to promote youth mobility and raise awareness of Nordic language and culture.
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How EURES can lead jobseekers to a life of fun and games!
Sarah Rutherford-Bryant of the United Kingdom was looking for an opportunity to move to Germany, in order to gain international experience, improve her German, and immerse herself in German culture. As a result of the cooperation between EURES and a private German employment agency, Sarah is now doing just that.
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The natural way to work abroad
Belgian biology student Marie Neczyporenko graduated university with a desire to gain experience abroad in a very particular field. Naturally, EURES provided the answer.
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Taking the first steps after graduation
Post-graduation is the perfect time to explore options and take advantage of opportunities abroad. EURES can show new jobseekers how to fully explore their opportunities in another European country. For a young Lithuanian couple, seeking advice from EURES led them to start a new adventure in Norway.
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EURES: Creating more opportunities for young doctors
EURES Denmark and EURES Italy have established a successful and innovative partnership in order to open more doors for young Italian medical graduates.
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Creating a gem of a career!
EURES has helped many multinational organisations in their search for the perfect employee. gem in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is one such employer that continues to benefit from a lasting relationship with EURES.
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Accelerate your career!
Large multinational organisations often need a helping hand in finding the right candidates to fill their vacancies, and the personalised service provided by EURES can be exactly what they need.
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The fruits of seasonal labour!
Would you like to spend a few months abroad, experiencing life in another European country? If so, then seasonal work might just be for you. And EURES can help.
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85% of our staff has been employed through EURES!
Dominique Amodeo and Carmen Torres founded CD Publicité Lux in 2002, and began the search for employees. Seven years later and they employ between 50 and 100 people - 85% of which were found through EURES.
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Quality treatment for a young medical student
With an excellent academic background and an interest in gaining experience abroad, Italian medical student Laura Zanisi wasted no time in benefitting of the expertise of her local EURES Adviser. The result was a work placement that allowed her to discover a healthcare system completely different to that of her native Italy.
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From candidate to recruiter!
With a wealth of skills to offer and a taste for the international scene, Danish graduate Vildana Gacic used the EURES website—The European Job Mobility Portal—to quickly turn from jobseeker to recruiter, taking on a Human Resources position in a world renowned consultancy in Prague.
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Young graduates – explore the possibilities at a European Job Day
The 2009 Dresden European Job Day provided German student Nicole Hoffmann with the perfect opportunity to find her ideal job in another European country.
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European Job Days!
Each year, the EURES network organise hundreds of European Job Days, attracting jobseekers and employers from throughout Europe.
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Your EURES Advisers: meeting employers by all means possible!
When Danish EURES Adviser Jørgen Uldall-Ekman decided to encourage local agriculture employers to recruit from abroad, he figured that a EURES cow was just the thing to get their attention.
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EURES: An opportunity to make yourself heard!
Hanna-Maria, a freelance opera singer from Malmö, south of Sweden, decided in 2008 that she needed a new challenge. With help from her local EURES Adviser she secured an audition in Hamburg and is currently working towards reaching her goal.
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EURES: Springboard into a new career!
Upon graduating, a Belgian business management student availed of EURES’ services to find a challenging job as a consultant at RQA Europe, a global consultancy firm based in the UK.
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EURES – planting seeds of cooperation
Allskogsservice, a Swedish company providing forestry services, had an urgent demand for skilled workers for their 2009 spring season. Read on to find out how EURES helped them to hire the staff they needed.
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Blame it on the baggage handlers!
After learning of an exciting opportunity from a EURES Adviser, French student Benoit Guillaume spent three and half months in ‘mind-blowing’ Prague - and can’t wait to bring all his friends back for the coming New Year.
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"I was sick of not finding an interesting job where I lived!"
Géraldine Couvreur, from Belgium, headed to France for a three-month-internship at a famous TV channel, and ended up with a fixed term contract in the company she had always dreamt of working for.
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A natural thing to do: bioengineering in Spain
Stephen Craig, from Northern Ireland, worked for one year in Spain in the bioengineering sector while writing up his Ph.D. thesis. Six years later – and still in love with the country – he’s planning to go back to Spain again.
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Living and working in paradise
The Greek bar and restaurant Climax, situated in one of the most utopian sites in Europe, has built up a profitable relationship with their local EURES Adviser in order to recruit international staff.
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Your local EURES Advisers – with you all the way
In an economic slowdown with rising unemployment rates, the work of public employment services and EURES is increasingly important. Read on to learn more about the extent to which EURES Advisers, like Raphaëlle Denis in Dijon, can provide support.
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Searching for those with the perfect bedside manner
Based in the UK town of Ipswich, homecare service Primary Homecare needs qualified staff – who are not always easy to find. Step in EURES…
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Masiá Ciscar and Polish strawberry pickers – a fruitful co-operation
Masiá Ciscar S.A., based in Spain, needs over 1000 foreign workers every year to manage their harvest of strawberries, oranges, plums and nectarines. Read on to find out how EURES helped them to recruit pickers from Poland….
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Cygnific and EURES – a multinational match made in heaven!
Cygnific, in Amsterdam, have very specific recruitment requirements: Nordic people with excellent language skills looking for long-term contracts. Find out how EURES helps to find just what Cygnific need.
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PLOTEUS – Portal on Learning Opportunities throughout the European Space
Looking for excitement in a new country? Don’t forget that it is possible to go abroad to study as well as to work. Find out what is available and where through the PLOTEUS portal, which centralises information about learning opportunities throughout Europe in a wide range of EU and non-EU languages.
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Falling in love with the sea, the mountains and Greek culture
Sibel Amet, from Romania, headed to Greece on a six-month volunteer programme when she was 23 – four years later, with the help of EURES, she’s a true local.
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A summer in Spain
What is the best way to get paid and still enjoy the summer? Roberta Grignolo, 28, found out, thanks to a Spanish seasonal job advertised in the EURES database.
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A summer break at 1800m above sea level
Needing a break from university, a Slovakian student made the most of her language skills and headed to work in a picturesque Alpine hotel for the summer of 2008.
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A good reaction: chemical engineering in the UK
International engineering graduates looking for work and a global energy company’s graduate scheme – read on to learn how EURES bridges the gap to find a solution which pleases everyone.
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EURES – my path to Italy
An Italian company which specialises in animation looking for motivated personnel and a Dutch student who had just completed her studies in sport looking for a job that matches her expectations – step in EURES!
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‘I love everything about England – apart from driving on the wrong side!’
After returning to Slovenia from a four-month summer job in England, Matej loves British culture so much that he now alternates between eating Yorkshire pudding and banana sandwiches.
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With a little help from my friends…
Feeling ready for new challenges and adventures, Latvian Ieva and two others decided to head to Iceland after friends recommended it as an interesting place to work…
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From Austrian night school to a Scandinavian laboratory…
After two years of studying Swedish at night school in Austria, biomedical analyst Petra, 27, wanted to experience things for herself.…
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Real life in the Canary Islands
At 52 Finn Päivi Joensuu felt that it was the right moment for a professional change and headed to Spain. Find out why Päivi feels she has found her niche, and plans to stay in Gran Canaria indefinitely…
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The family touch
When Slovenian Mojca Hostnik took part in an Erasmus programme in France, she had no idea that an international journey was about to start – with some timely advice from her EURES Adviser mother along the way...
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Sun, Sea and EURES…the alternative student summer holiday!
Students often need summer jobs, but that does not mean they need to be boring! Have a look at how a Finnish student earned money over the summer working in the north of Germany thanks to EURES.
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Leonardo, EURES and me: a perfect partnership
Julia, 28, had never lived abroad – until a Job Day organised by EURES and ANPE in Bordeaux in 2007 led her straight to cultural research in Seville, giving her a lasting taste for life in Spain.
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Sometimes life can be plain sailing…
Read how a trip to a EURES Adviser took Thomas Cole from the sturdy streets of Ghent to the decks of ‘La Nouvelle Etoile’, a luxury barge that cruises through Holland, Belgium, Germany and France.
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Leonardo – Vocational training in Europe
Could the Leonardo programme be just what you need? Since 2000, a whopping 450,000 people have been supported by the EU in getting professional training abroad. Why not be the next to benefit?
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Free advice, guidance and dispute resolution – making your move in Europe easier
So, like thousands of people across the EU, you’ve decided to benefit from your European citizenship and from the EU’s single market and seek work, business or retirement abroad. Where to start, and how to plan? That’s where a whole range of free European services come in.
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“Ich bin eine Berlinerin”, Finlander, Brummie…
A 23-year-old girl from Finland pursued one international experience after another with help from EURES, which gave her the advice she needed every step of the way.
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EURAXESS – support for European researchers
Are you a mobile European researcher in search of information on job vacancies, funding information and your rights, or perhaps a research body looking for recruitment support? Look no further – EURAXESS could be the answer to your prayers.
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Not only for youngsters
Working abroad is an experience for Europeans of all ages – and is just a click away.
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White wedding: finding love by the glacier
When George Chatzimanolis from Crete used his language skills and tourism sector experience to find work in Tyrol, Austria, he didn’t realise that his life would change in more ways than one…
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Sharp as nails: one carpenter’s targeted search for work abroad
Find out how EURES helped Romanian Daniel Voinea to find work, accommodation and friends in the Swedish forest.
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A cartoon turned reality
What do you wear to go to work? Bets are that your outfit doesn’t involve large, furry ears. Find out how a Portuguese tourist guide broadened her horizons via a collaboration between Euro Disney and EURES…
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Choosing the right approach
EURES is the place to look for a whole range of exciting and sometimes unusual jobs, as a Czech teacher discovered when he found – and filled – a EURES vacancy for a seasonal tourist guide on a Finnish husky dog farm.
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Leonardo at work in Spain
A successful collaboration between EURES and ‘the Leonardo da Vinci’ project boosted a young Italian graduate with his heart set on a career in the humanitarian sector on his way.
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Bienvenue en France
Keeping an eye on vacancies posted on the EURES website pays off – a Slovakian metalworker looking for better pay found himself in the south of France with a full range of accommodation and language lesson benefits.
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Horse seeks groom
After the booming Irish horseracing industry exhausted the domestic labour market, EURES stretched out to Central Europe in search of competent staff for the sector.
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Open minds open doors: How EURES can help broaden your choices
The sheer range of options available to workers in an enlarged Europe – countries, job sectors, lifestyles – can be intimidating. EURES Advisers helped a German lawyer with wanderlust in her blood discover where her skills and aspirations could lead her.
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Heading north: the hidden cosmopolis of Stavanger, Norway
EURES Advisers can help jobseekers in their new country both socially as well as professionally, as Spaniard Adelaida Ures found when she built a new life in Norway.
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From start to Finnish: When age and experience bring advantages
A 44 year-old Polish jobseeker gets a new job in Finland, but doesn’t bargain on learning the sophisticated language, finding such good new friends, and enjoying hot saunas to boot!
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French Connection in Pavia
On joining her boyfriend in Pavia, Italy a 28 year-old French nurse spots and gets her dream job with the help of EURES.
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Job Mobility Action Plan helps people ‘on the move’
The European Commission takes concrete steps to encourage labour mobility - with EURES playing an active role.
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A Bohemian rhapsody: workers set a shining example
A successful recruitment strategy helped Crystalex — the largest Czech producer of household glass — maintain its 40-year tradition of producing high-quality crystal and glassware.
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A successful triangle
When a Portuguese worker finds a job with a German company in Malta – then EURES can’t be far.
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Never too young to be successful
In search of a new challenge in the field of mental health and aiming to develop her managerial skills-set in an international environment, a 29-year-old Italian doctor made a bold career move, swapping Palermo in Italy, for Essex in the UK.
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Luxembourg opens doors to new Member States
As of 1st November 2007, jobseekers from all new EU Member States of the 2004 enlargement have free access to the Luxembourg labour market.
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European 'pension mobility'
The European Union facilitates not only labour mobility amongst its Member States, but also helps its retired workers receive their pensions across borders – a sometimes forgotten benefit.
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Iceland – an uncommon destination
Vita from Latvia made an unusual choice, when she decided with her fiancé to start a new life in Iceland. But hard work, tenacity and EURES support helped the young woman to find a well-paid job and a future.
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'Sorry, I do not speak Danish' is no longer an obstacle
Overcoming linguistic barriers is a routine challenge for many employers when hiring foreign staff. A Danish company has found an innovative solution and newly recruited Polish and German employees now wear a badge which reads “Sorry, I do not speak Danish” until they learn the language.
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Work moves to jobseekers - another reality of labour mobility in the new EU member states
When employers have a hard time finding qualified workers close by, they can either hire from abroad, or – as our story shows – move towards their future staff.
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Studying and working in the new EU - a Norwegian example
Anne-Kathrine Lystad enjoyed her design studies in Romania. Now she’s back to work for her old university – with a rucksack full of information from EURES.
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A ferry-trip towards new jobs
The Baltic Training Centre (BTC) educates and supports German jobseekers as they seek new careers in Scandinavia and the Netherlands.
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Direct flight from Sicily to Europe
It can be a challenge for young Sicilians to find employment locally which matches their aspirations. EURES advisers have helped many jobseekers find satisfying work abroad, to which our Sicilians add a large dose of Mediterranean enthusiasm!
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Nordic oil employs southern engineers
Portuguese engineers are very popular with Norwegian companies, satisfying the high demand for skilled workers. And EURES helps to link both sides.
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Abroad and yet at home
Sweden has become one of the role models for quality of life and social security in Europe – and thus is an attractive place to live and work.
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A heart for Dublin
EURES helped young Sicilian Adriano Parisi to widen his professional horizon and language skills in the Irish capital.
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Just across the border
Globalisation can make both jobs and workers travel far away, but sometimes your new job may be found closer than you think.
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Dancing into the future
Professional advice by EURES staff can change the sometimes disappointing experience of working abroad into a more satisfying one – as shown in the case of Gunars Peipins from Latvia.
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From West to East
Workers' mobility is far from being an East to West one-way street. Many Scandinavians found their professional fortune in one of the new EU Member States.
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Let me entertain you!
EURES plays an increasing role in providing animators for holiday destinations in the South.
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EURES – a reliable partner for European call centres
Customer support centres can be an ideal first experience of working abroad. EURES supports job seekers who want to make use of their language skills in an international environment.
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Young workers' exchange between Alps and seaside
The job mobility project Europe Top Depart helped young workers from France and Greece to improve their professional qualifications and language skills.
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Managing Mobility Matters 2006
A brand new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers reveals that with the exception of the Nordic countries, Ireland and the UK, mobility remains disappointingly low.
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Mobility of arts and artists in Europe
Artists and their arts have been subject to mobility for centuries. Two recent projects had a close look at current issues and challenges in this sector.
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The new stakes of temporary work
Interim employment has become a recognised element on the European job market. More and more Europeans have chosen to - or are forced to - make use of this rather new form of occupation.
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Cooperation across the sea – the Helsinki-Tallinn example
Following fifty years of separation by the Iron Curtain, the recent cooperation between the Estonian and Finnish capital regions is a story of increasing success. Not at last due to the mobile labour force.
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EURES Bodensee joins forces with staff executives
In a new approach to identify chances and obstacles on the European job market, EURES Bodensee initiated a first meeting with staff executives of the Lake Constance region.
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Supporting mobility of women
The new online Women Mobility Portal informs female jobseekers on how to make better use of the European job market.
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“Europe will see an even more integrated labour market”
Commissioner Špidla on the successful European Year of Workers’ Mobility and his vision for the European labour market.
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