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Coding in EU – Skills shortage of 900,000 coders by 2020

The European Commission (EC) has warned that we face a shortage of 900,000 coders by 2020.  The number of computer science graduates is not keeping pace with demand for coding skills, the EC warned this week, as it tries to encourage young people to take up coding over summer. It also said that the number … Continue reading

Europe – A Skills Passport to facilitate recruitment in hospitality sector

The European Commission has today launched the European Hospitality Skills Passport, a tool developed to facilitate contact between jobseekers and employers in the hospitality and tourism sector in Europe. The Skills Passport allows workers and employers to overcome language barriers and to compare hospitality workers skills in order to facilitate recruitment in the sector. Hosted … Continue reading

Green Subsidies in Germany / EU regulators launch in-depth probe

The European Commission said on Wednesday it would open a full investigation into Germany’s management of green subsidies, a decision that could lead to higher costs for industry and unsettle investors in renewable energy. Around 2,000 German heavy energy users, including chemical and steel firms such as BASF and ThyssenKrupp , have been exempt from … Continue reading

Europe / Moderate growth will translate only gradually into job creation says EC

The European Commission rolled out its autumn forecast on Tuesday. There was plenty of optimism, but it was guarded. Olli Rehn, the EU’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, declared: “There are increasing signs that the European economy has reached a turning point”. He spied confidence gaining strength. Growth in the eurozone in 2014 is forecast … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe / Worsening labour market matching and growing structural unemployment in a number of countries writes EC

There is evidence of worsening labour market matching and growing structural unemployment of persistent nature in a number of countries, notably those mostly affected by current account reversals and debt crises. Upward changes in structural unemployment rates appear to be mostly driven by persistently lower job finding rates ensuing from worsened labour market matching across skills and sectors, and an increased duration of unemployment spells the Commission concludes. Continue reading

UK / A 73 per cent increase in the number of ‘job-seeking’ EU immigrants

The findings led Boris Johnson to urge the Prime Minister to demand a change in EU laws to delay migrants’ access to benefits Continue reading

UK / Jobcentres’ job also offered to other European member states workers

Under an EU scheme partly funded by British taxpayers, all positions advertised in UK jobcentres also have to be offered to workers in European member states Continue reading

Euro Zone / Economy to contract in 2013

The euro zone economy will contract by more than expected this year and budget deficits will decline more slowly, the European Commission said on Friday as it set out forecasts for the next two years. France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands – four of the five largest euro zone economies – will be in recession … Continue reading

UK / Could be forced to take jobless immigrants from around Europe

BRITAIN could be forced to accept unemployed migrants from the rest of Europe, Brussels chiefs declared yesterday. The European Commission said there was “no evidence” that they would take jobs from British nationals. It also insisted that immigrants should have the same access to benefits as people already living here — and even be shown … Continue reading

Europe / Older workers: Neither the Member States nor the Commission are in a position to establish results

Member States and Commission cannot assess if programmes actually help – say EU Auditors Increasing the employment rate of older workers is part of the EU’s strategic goals. But a new report by the European Court of Auditors has found that neither the Member States nor the Commission are in a position to establish how … Continue reading

EU / 1.85 million unfilled vacancies

The European Commission today published two reports analyzing the skills needed in Europe since there are 1.85 million unfilled vacancies throughout the EU. The European Vacancy Monitor and the European Job Mobility Bulletin aim to draw attention on existing vacancies in various fields in order to promote employment opportunities and boost growth. The European Job Mobility Bulletin indicates that … Continue reading

European Commission / Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs launched to address up to 900 000 job vacancies

Commission President José Manuel Barroso today called on Europe’s digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to join a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to address up to 900 000 job vacancies expected to exist in Europe in Information and Communication technologies (ICT) by 2015. Despite the current levels of unemployment, the number of digital … Continue reading

EU calls for youth guarantee schemes

EU member states should guarantee that young Europeans do not remain out of work or education for more than four months, according to a scheme unveiled Wednesday by the European Commission. However the cost of tackling youth unemployment would largely fall to the states, said EU Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor, adding that “the costs of … Continue reading

Europe / Global Monitoring for Environment and Security will create 83 000 jobs says European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani

GMES, Global Monitoring for Environment and Security, the European Commission’s earth observation programme will create 83 000 jobs in Europe by 2030. This is the result of a study presented by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani today during the London conference “European Space Solutions”, an initiative of the European Commission, hosted by the UK Space Agency. … Continue reading

Europe / Unemployment ‘unacceptably high’ says Jonathan Todd, spokesman for the European Commission

Two nations at the forefront of the European economic crisis, Spain and Greece, have the region’s highest unemployment with more than one in four people out of work. The statistics are even grimmer fro those younger than 25 years of age in both countries, with joblessness as high as 60 percent. Overall, more than 10 … Continue reading

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