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Newsletter April, 2021

How do Public and Private Employment Services collaborate to support Activation and Transition?

April, 2021
  • WEC published a report on partnerships between public and private employment services
  • The report shows that much collaboration is present in countries with a mature and professional private employment industry
  • The key opportunities identified to level up these partnerships are increased functioning of labour markets and increased access to talent for employers
  • The urgency of these collaborations is underscored by the increased need to support people in making more labour market transition over the course of their lives.

Career guidance to fill the skills gaps

April, 2021
  • Following an OECD report from January 2021, private employment agencies’ managers and employment experts recall the importance of career guidance.
  • Career guidance must gain visibility but also be improved through subsidies and more effective services.
Newsletter March, 2021

Italy: a regional government introduces measures to support jobseekers

March, 2021
  • Jobseekers in the Italian Region Veneto are supported with an allowance of a maximum amount of EUR 5.796
  • So far the measure has supported 52,775 unemployed persons
  • It is a form of successful collaboration between public and private employment services
Newsletter July, 2020

Austria: Social Partners Agree on the “Corona Short-Time Working Scheme”

July, 2020
  • Well-developed social dialogue and partnership in Austria achieved significant outcomes during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Starting in March 2020, the existing short-time working scheme has been adapted and extended to the needs of employers and workers in the Covid-19 crisis.
Newsletter May, 2020

Australia: Jobs Finder Programme for Connecting Employment Agencies and Job Seekers

May, 2020
  • The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA) finalised a partnership with the State of Queensland (Australia) to connect professional recruitment and staffing agencies with job seekers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • The Jobs Finder Programme rewards employment agencies that manage to place job seekers into high priority areas.

Temporary Agency Work Industry: Joint Recommendations from the European Sectoral Social Partners

May, 2020
  • WEC-Europe and Uni-Europe published joint recommendations for the temporary agency work industry to mitigate the impact of the crisis and prepare for the recovery.
  • This joint effort is addressed to employment agencies and their user undertakings, as well as governments and policymakers.

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