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Global Wage Report

European women better educated but less paid, according to the International Labour Organisation

Women in Europe may be better educated or work harder than men, but they are paid substantially less. Women in work in large parts of the world are better educated, more experienced and more productive than their male counterparts on average, but are still paid less, the International Labour Organisation said on Friday. Leer ms

Young Enterprise

AT&T selects local schools near its offices as employee engagement

AT&T has announced that over 1,900 students at more than 60 schools in France, Germany, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Israel and the UK have enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year of the AT&T Aspire career mentoring programme for secondary school students in Europe.  Leer ms

Annual growth in labour costs down to 1.3% in euro area Labour cost index

Annual growth in labour costs down to 1.3% in euro area

Hourly labour costs rose by 1.3% in the euro area (EA18) and by 1.4% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the second quarter of 2014, hourly labour costs increased by 1.4% in both zones. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer ms

Labour costs highest in the financial and insurance sector Labour Cost Survey 2012

Labour costs highest in the financial and insurance sector

In 2012, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) stood at 24.2 in the EU28 and 29.3 in the euro area (EA18). However, this average masks significant differences between EU Member States, ranging from 3.4 in Bulgaria to 40.1 in Denmark. These figures come from a publication issued by Eurostat, based on the results of the 2012 edition of the four-yearly Labour Cost Survey. Leer ms

Improving the gender balance

The Council discusses the women on company boards directive

The Council discussed the women on company boards directive. It was not able to reach a general approach. Aiming to address the serious problem of womens under representation in economic decisionmaking at the highest level, the proposed directive would set a quantitative objective for the proportion of the under-represented sex on the boards of listed companies of 40 % by 2020 (by 2018 in the case of public undertakings).  Leer ms

Through EURES

The EPSCO Council reaches an agreement to provide support services to job seekers and employers

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) reached a general approach on a regulation which establishes new rules improving the efficiency of the European employment services EURES and strengthening cooperation between the member states.  Leer ms

43% jobless rate

Italy needs to adress youth unemployment and "toxic" economy according Christine Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday warned Italy it could be heading for a social explosion if it fails to address chronic levels of youth unemployment and a "toxic" economy. Leer ms

9% app developers are female

Women represent just 17% of total graduates in computer science

This weeks marks the anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace, often called the worlds first computer programmer. Its a good opportunity to reflect on the need to attract more women into tech jobs and careers in Europe. The European Commission has been working for some time to encourage young people, and particularly women, to take up ICT-related careers. Leer ms

Digitising Europe conference in Berlin

Merkel calls for the digitalization of jobs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for more digital-based businesses and easier rules for start-ups on Thursday, adding that a focus on digital strategy could help reduce youth unemployment and counter Europes lacklustre economic growth. Leer ms

MEPs quiz TTIP experts

Debate on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with experts

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators and experts were quizzed on safeguards for labour standards and public services, and how a TTIP deal could help to create high-quality jobs, at a joint public hearing held by the Employment and International Trade committees on Tuesday. Leer ms


1 in 2 disabled adults were employed in Europe

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, issues data on the economic and social integration of persons with disabilities in the EU28 Member States. This News Release is complemented with several Eurostat publications, containing data on a larger range of indicators. Leer ms

Commissions autumn 2014 forecast

European Commission focuses on putting Europe firmly back on a path of sustainable job creation

The Annual Growth Survey 2015 is accompanied by the publication of the Commission proposal for the Joint Employment Report. It analyses the employment situation in Europe and the policy responses by Member States. The report shows that substantial structural reforms pay off. It also analyses the potential for improving the employment and social performance of the EU as a whole.  Leer ms

Social media could provide with unemployment data, researchers sayFingerprints of unemployment

Social media could provide with unemployment data, researchers say

Researchers at universities in Australia, Spain, and the US, in conjunction with UNICEF, have found that Twitter posts can be mined to measure unemployment. Therefore Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say. Leer ms

A study finds that only 6% of people work in the occupations they aspired to in childhoodResearch focused on the motivation and self-esteem.

A study finds that only 6% of people work in the occupations they aspired to in childhood

A Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) study analyzes the processes that influence the formation of occupational aspirations in preadolescent boys and girls, with special attention focused on factors that influence in the choice of typical occupations for each gender. According to the research, among other factors that influence in the choice are the studies of the childs parents and the childs own self esteem.  Leer ms

3rd European Jobs Day conference in Opatija

Croatian Labour minister outlines new measures for youth employment in 2015

The Croatian Labour and Pension System Minister Mirando Mrsic announced this week new measures in the 2015 budget aimed to encourage youth employment, including contribution relief and an increase in monthly compensation for short-term hiring of young employees with no prior experience. Leer ms

Euro area unemployment rate at 11.5%

Nearly 5 million young people are unemployed

The euro area (EA18) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in September 2014, stable compared with August 20144, but down from 12.0% in September 2013. The EU281 unemployment rate was 10.1% in September 2014, also stable compared with August 2014 and down from 10.8% in September 2013. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer ms

The pick up cards are uncontrollable

Young carers plight shown in board game

Young carers in Wales have turned their lives into a board game to raise awareness of their plight. Players discover the different paths taken by young people depending on the instructions on cards they pick up during the course of the game. Carers Trust Swansea Bay said it had been well received in trials in four local schools. According to the 2011 Census, one in 40 carers in Wales is aged under 17, the highest proportion in Britain. Leer ms


EC proposes 918,000 from Globalisation Fund to support former workers of GAD abattoirs in France

The European Commission has proposed to provide France with 918,000 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 760 former workers of GAD, an enterprise which slaughters pigs and processes pork. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EUs Council of Ministers for approval. Leer ms

Tripartite Social Summit

EU leaders need to stimulate investment to create more and better jobs

EU leaders and social partners have agreed this morning on the urgent need to stimulate investment and create more jobs in order to meet the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the EUs long-term growth and jobs plan.  Leer ms

Salaries of teachers begin to rise in Europe The purchasing power, still lower than in 2009.

Salaries of teachers begin to rise in Europe

In 2013/2014, salaries of teachers increased by 16 European countries compared to the previous school year, according to a report by Eurydice conducted for the European Commission. The increases are due primarily to wage reforms and adjustments to cost of living. The survey includes teachers and directors of preschool, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education. Leer ms

France, Italy and Spain seek more EU money to create jobs

EU leaders discuss again how to create jobs

Finding ways to get more Europeans in work and boost growth was the aim of a summit of EU leaders in the Italian city of Milan. That includes labour law reforms and inevitably brought protests. Trade unions opposed to the Italian governments plans to make it easier to fire employees took to the streets complaining the workers are suffering disproportionately. Leer ms

The EU investments will help tackle unemployment

Brussels agrees with Finland using investment funds for growth and employment in 2014-2020

The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Finland setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country. Todays agreement paves the way for investing 1.47 billion in total Cohesion Policy funding over 2014-2020 (current prices, including European Territorial Cooperation funding). Finland also receives 2.38 billion for rural development and 74.4 million for fisheries and the maritime sector. Leer ms

Employment and Social Situation:

Quarterly Review shows recovery still fragile

The Review also takes a look at differences in income inequality among Member States, and underlines the relevance of investing in skills through life to increase the employability of workers. Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Lszl Andor, commented: "Recent trends show that the economic recovery remains fragile and improvements are still timid. There is growth, but we still need to make sure that it becomes sustainable.  Leer ms

From Globalisation Fund

1.5 million to support jobs following closure of jewellery firm in Ireland

The European Commission has proposed to provide Ireland with 1.5 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 138 former workers of the jewellery firm Andersen Ireland Limited to find new jobs. The money would also help 138 young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) to find job opportunities, a possibility offered by the new EGF Regulation. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EUs Council of Ministers for approval. Leer ms

Euro area unemployment rate at 11.5%Eurostat data

Euro area unemployment rate at 11.5%

The euro area1 (EA18) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in August 2014, stable compared with July 2014, but down from 12.0% in August 2013. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.1% in August 2014, the lowest value since February 2012. The rate was down from 10.2% in July 2014, and from 10.8% in August 2013. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer ms
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