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Short-time work schemes: a key response to Covid-19
“Nearly all countries have adapted, revamped, activated or introduced short-time work schemes… to prevent unemployment” in the face of Covid-19. Meanwhile, PES will need to continue responding to internal and labour market changes provoked by the crisis.
PES are key for supporting changing labour markets
Two PES Network online events on 24 June highlighted the important role of PES in effectively addressing structural changes in the labour market. In particular, they can add value through measures aimed at: identifying upcoming changes; meeting new skills requirements; and mitigating the impact of mass redundancies.
PES exchanges explore the rich added value of partnerships
PES should consider working in partnership any time this presents potential for improving services to customers. This was a key conclusion from a series of three PES Network Working Group (WG) meetings on ‘Partnership Management’ held between March and May 2020.
PES Network exchanges continue at pace despite COVID-19
The PES Network acted quickly to support mutual learning among public employment services during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The network not only moved existing mutual learning events online, but also started a series of specific webinars on how public employment services are responding to the crisis.
PES Network points the way for a reinforced Youth Guarantee
A recent Opinion Paper by the PES Network highlights the key role of public employment services in delivering the Youth Guarantee and provides practical suggestions for reinforcing this approach.
Belgian PES launches radio broadcasts for employees in lockdown
Le Forem, the public employment service (PES) for Wallonia in Belgium, has launched its own radio broadcasts to support staff cohesion and share information within the organisation during the lockdown period.
PES Network Board agrees flexible response to the ongoing challenges of Covid
The PES Network Board’s online meeting of June 2020 not only reflected on the measures taken by PES to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, but agreed flexible solutions for the ongoing work of the Network in supporting PES through the recovery phase.
Can PES activate the inactive?
Read the thematic paper of the European Network of Public Employment Services (PES) on a new ‘PES initiative to support the activation of inactive groups’.
New publication on preventing unemployment in a changing world of work
Read the new thematic publication “How to prevent unemployment in a changing world of work?”, the main output of the PES Network’s annual stakeholder conference of 15 October 2019.
PES Network webinar explores ways of measuring employability
The PES Network explored ways for Public Employment Services (PES) to measure the progress of long-term unemployed people towards labour market integration in a webinar on 27 February 2020, which gathered over 110 participants.