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Labour Market Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers – An account of key information on Austria, Sweden and Germany

First session: “Opportunities for better labour market integration: Lessons from national experiences” During the session presentations of experiences from three Member States were delivered and discussed: Austria, Sweden and Germany. All the three countries are facing challenges of integrating refugees, even if the number of asylum applicants has substantially decreased since the peak year of … Continue reading

Austria / Nearly 3,500 jobs at risk at drug store chain Dayli

Austrian drug store chain Dayli filed for court-supervised restructuring on Thursday saying nearly 3,500 jobs were at risk Continue reading

Austria / Apprenticeship Program faces with a deficit of new apprentices

Austria is facing a 17-year decline in the number of 15-year-olds that began in 2007 and won’t turn upward until 2024, according to government data. Faced with a deficit of new apprentices, the country’s labor ministry last month allowed asylum-seekers under age 25 to enter trade apprenticeships. In addition, a growing number of apprentices begin … Continue reading

Austria / New No-Discrimination Laws On Leased employees

Austria’s hiring-out of labour laws have been amended (BGBl 98/2012). According to the directive, the implementation into national law should already have taken place by 5 December 2011. After a first failed attempt in February 2012 to implement the directive effective 1 July 2012, the implementation has now taken place belatedly, effective 1 January 2013. … Continue reading

EU commission proposes ‘appropriate’ minimum wage

  The European Commission on Wednesday (18 April) published an ideas paper to get Europe’s record number of unemployed into jobs and boost growth, including setting an appropriate minimum wage and shaming member states into improving work rates. A controversial suggestion is that member states should introduce an appropriate minimum wage. Most member states have … Continue reading

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