New employment package for EU

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As you can see, that recent month unemployment has just only increased, recovery which started on 2010, wasn’t so sustainable for that. Job creation is one of the EU’s most pressing concerns as it struggles to emerge from the economic crisis. Unemployment has risen to record highs – about 24,Image6 billion people are unemployed, over 10% of workforce. On this week, the European Commission has just published and presented an employment package with concrete measures that will help job creation and set out how EU funds can be used to make long-term investments in human capital. With this plan the ambition is to limit ‘non-standard’ contracts.

 

“The Employment Package” is a response to the high level of unemployment in Europe. This policy communication identifies the EU’s biggest job potential areas and the most effective ways. It provides a medium-term agenda for EU and Member States action to support a job-rich recover

                       According to European Commission, the proposal focuses on the demand-side of job creation, setting out ways for Member States to encourage hiring by reducing taxes on labour or supporting business start-ups more. It also identifies the areas with the biggest job potential for the future: the green economy, health services and ICT.y and reach Europe’s 2020 goals for smart, sustainable and inclusive jobs and growth.
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According to European Comission,
1. The new Employment package insist Memeber States to strenghten their national employment policies. In general it includes proposals for Member States to:

*Create the right conditions for job creation and labour demand such as hiring subsidies that create new jobs;
*Exploit the big job potential areas for the future such as the green economy where 20 million jobs could be created between now and 2020;
*Improve health workforce planning and forecasting to match the demand and supply of health professionals better while offering them long-term job prospects;
*Support an increase in highly qualified ICT labour and promote digital skills across the workforce.

2. The Communication also lays down key areas for reform so that labour markets become more dynamic and inclusive. These proposals include:


*Stimulating internal flexibility to reduce job insecurity and fiscal costs;
*Establishing decent and sustainable wages and avoiding low-wage traps;
*Ensuring appropriate contractual arrangements to prevent the excessive use of non standard one.

*Need to deliver on opportunities for young people, as well as developing lifelong learning which is key to security in employment and to productivity.

* Need higher investment in skills to address the skills mismatches in Europe’s labour markets.

3. The “employment package” also aims to create a genuine EU labour market:

* Committed to removing legal and practical obstacles to the free movement of workers such as improving the portability of pensions, the tax treatment of cross border workers.

*Lowering barriers to Romanians and Bulgarians workers.  In total, there are nine EU countries where Romanians and Bulgarians need a work permit to work.

*Transform the EURES job seeker portal into a true European placement and recruitment tool and foresees (as of 2013) innovative online self-service applications  to provide users instantly with a clear geographical mapping of European job offers.

4. The way for reinforced coordination and monitoring of employment policies at EU level in line with EU economic governance. The package stresses the important link between policy and EU financial instruments (like the European Social Fund) in supporting countries’ employment priorities and reforms.

To sum up, as this news come up just only now, there will be more discussion about „The Employment package” at higher level next September. If this will be better scenario than previous? If we don’t try, we couldn’t know, because learning from mistakes can give the portals of new discovery.

Sources:

http://www.eubusiness.com/topics/employment/ec-package

http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/andor/headlines/news/2012/04/20120418_en.htm

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