Mobile EU workers have helped boost their host countries’ economies, contribute to government revenues, and address skills shortages and labour market bottlenecks, argued EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor during a lecture at the University of Bristol on 10 February.
Edyta Laszkiewicz from Poland, could follow her dreams of working in Italy thanks to Your first EURES job, a European mobility scheme. She is now working as a Computer Graphics Technician at Co.M.Mediain Lecce.
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.
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.
“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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.