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Tackling youth unemployment: a top priority

27/03/2015
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Rome, 27 March 2015 Speech by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, at Conference on the Youth Guarantee organised by the Lazio Region Ladies and gentlemen, The new Commission has...
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Green skills compatible with high employment

27/03/2015
At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), in Brussels on 24 March, Cedefop was invited to exchange views on the Commission’s green employment initiat
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Skill mismatch and shortage rise risk after the economic crisis

24/03/2015
Speaking at a European Parliament Employment Committee workshop on the impact of the crisis on skills shortages, in Brussels on 23 March, Cedefop expert Kostas Pouliakas stressed that skill shortag
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Annual growth in labour costs down to 1.1% in euro area

19/03/2015
Hourly labour costs rose by 1.1% in the euro area (EA18) and by 1.4% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the third quarter of 2014, hourly labour costs increased by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU28. These figures are publ...
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Euro area job vacancy rate up to 1.8%

19/03/2015
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA18) was 1.8% in the fourth quarter of 2014, up from 1.6% recorded both in the previous quarter and in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The job vacancy rate in the EU28 was...
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Tripartite Social Summit: focus on jobs, growth and investment for Europe

19/03/2015
At the Tripartite Social Summit this morning, EU leaders and social partners focused on jobs, growth and investment priorities for Europe.
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Employment up by 0.1% in euro area and by 0.2% in EU28

17/03/2015
The number of persons employed increased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.2% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the third quarter of ...
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SMEs are increasingly interested in the effects of training

17/03/2015
Training&Employment, 114, 2014
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Women earned on average 16% less than men in 2013 in the EU

05/03/2015
In 2013, the gender pay gap stood at 16.4% in the European Union (EU), ranging from less than 5% in Slovenia to more than 20% in Estonia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany. The gender pay gap represents the difference between average gross hourly earnings of male paid employees and of femal...