- 12/05/2021 - 12/05/2021
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- 20/05/2021 - 20/05/2021
Looking for a job abroad during a pandemic? Amandine’s experience shows it is possible
Amandine had always wanted to work abroad. In early 2020, the Belgian jobseeker started a traineeship in Madrid. But soon, the COVID-19 pandemic meant she had to return home. Despite this, Amandine tried again and found a new professional opportunity in Valencia.
Caring for older people in Germany: Sara and Aitor’s story
Like many EU countries, Germany has long had a shortage of qualified carers for older people. EURES Germany decided to address this with a project combining work and vocational training in the geriatric care sector. Sara and Aitor were two of its participants.
EU launches new programme to support European SMEs
On 10 March, the EU launched MobiliseSME – a new programme for SMEs. The programme hosted a webinar as part of the launch to explain how businesses can benefit from participating. Read on to find out more about the programme and how to benefit.
Four things you should know about seasonal work in 2021
Seasonal jobs are a great way to experience living and working abroad. If you are thinking of getting a summer job in Europe this year, you might be unsure about the situation. Here are four things you should know about seasonal work this year.
Five inspiring stories from the Reactivate photo competition
Since its launch in 2016, the Reactivate initiative has helped over 750 people find a job or traineeship in the EU. To put a face to the statistics, the Reactivate team announced a photo competition before the pandemic, inviting people to share their experience with the job mobility scheme.
How employers can address the gender imbalance created by COVID-19
COVID-19 has significantly sped up the move towards flexible working. To adapt to the ‘new normal’, many employers are making long-term changes to their workplace strategies. However, it is important that they also consider how their future workplace model will affect gender equality.
Four job sectors in high demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of disruption and heavily impacted the labour market. While some sectors have suffered as a result of the crisis, many have thrived. Check out our top four job sectors in high demand following the pandemic.
The future of work: Teaching professionals
The Skills Forecast from Cedefop allows us to imagine how the world of work might look in 10 years’ time by forecasting future employment trends. In this series of articles, we look at the potential challenges and changes facing certain professions between now and 2030.
Returning to Poland? Let EURES help you
Labour mobility is often associated with jobseekers moving abroad for work. However, for some mobile workers returning back home can be as tough as relocating to a new country. We asked Katarzyna Kawka-Kopeć from the National Coordination Office in Poland about how they support returning mobile workers.
Top tips for onboarding new international employees
COVID-19 has allowed many companies to rise above the constraints of their physical offices and turn to hiring remote workers, including employees from abroad. But what is the best way to integrate new international hires into your organisation from a distance? We have a few practical tips to help you.
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