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Redundancy over the border? EURES Advisers rally round to help workers find new jobs

Redundant workers in a border town in the Netherlands get an extra boost in their job search thanks to the close working relationship between EURES Advisers in the border region and their colleagues in Belgium.



Norway’s oil and gas sector hard hit – EURES Denmark on hand to help some find new work

Many highly qualified engineers whose skills have been vital to the success of Norway’s oil and gas sector are being made redundant due to historically low prices. But new horizons are opening up for some as EURES Denmark helps them find work in new sectors, including wind energy.



Young Portuguese pharmacist embraces her new life in Sweden

A good degree and years of training weren’t enough to get Portuguese graduate Claudia Batalha a job that would enable her to live independently of her parents. It all changed when her brother paid a family visit and talked about the opportunities he found living in Luxembourg. She decided to follow in his footsteps and look for work in the EU, ‘I realised while I would always be Portuguese, I was also European,’ says Claudia.



A brief contract abroad can help boost your CV

When Brenda van de Klundert graduated from the Haagse Hogeschool with a degree in European studies, she wanted to find work that would build on her new qualification and give her the chance to broaden her horizons. So she approached her EURES Adviser Peter de Leede based at Dordrecht, the Netherlands, to find out what opportunities there were abroad.



Published author widens her public thanks to event organised by EURES

Children’s author Kajsa Gordan has been writing for as long as she can remember and has had her work translated into five languages, including Chinese. Now, thanks to work done by Swedish EURES Adviser Wanna Spiridonidou her audience has just got bigger. A Greek publisher heard her pitch and has signed her up – Kajsa is delighted.



Making the complex simpler – a call centre handler explains why she loves her job

For 11 years Leonie de Krijger has been working at the Client Call Centre in Goes, the Netherlands, helping people interested in moving to find work in the country. From how to claim benefits through to how to have your qualifications recognised, Leonie and her colleagues help to take the stress out of job hunting.



Seasonal jobs in spotlight at Spanish Mediterranean Job Day

The Balearic Job Day 2016 SOIB-EURES, focusing on seasonal jobs, attracted a thousand visitors and led to more than 300 job offers locally and abroad. The event’s success was greatly helped by pre-matching of jobseekers’ profiles with existing jobs, plus early advertising on social media and EURES websites



Need 130 new staff for a business venture? EURES the Netherlands stepped up to the challenge

The online furniture chain POCO, based in Germany, has over 100 shops across the country, so the decision to open a new store over the border in Enschede, the Netherlands, seemed a logical next step. Realising they would need the help of a network able to help with cross-border recruitment, the human resources department contacted EURES in Germany who put them in touch with the local EURES Adviser in the Netherlands, Wim Evers.



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#EUinmyregion Facebook Photo Competition – what are you waiting for?

Each year the EU invests in thousands of regional projects: there must be one somewhere near you! Take a great photo of it and you could be enjoying a free trip to Brussels and a photography workshop. Enter the #EUinmyregion competition for a chance to win.




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