EU council of education meets with youth ministers
The Council of education and youth ministers are meeting today to discuss the transition from education to employment and an EU Work Plan on Youth, including Youth unemployment in times of crisis. For Eurociett, these issues are of utmost importance.
“The temporary agency work sector helps some 3 million young people across Europe to find work each year. For many youngsters agency work is their first exposure to the workplace and helps them make a successful transition from education to work or from unemployment to employment," said Denis Pennel, managing director of Euroceitt, representing the private employment services sector in Europe.
"It is however vital that the Commission drive the full implementation of the Agency Work Directive so that temporary agencies can maximise their role in effecting successful transitions within Europe's labour markets,” continued Pennel. “Research co funded by the Commission and commissioned by Eurociett and UNI Europa underlines the important role the sector plays in facilitating transitions (executive summary here and full report here). We welcome the partnership approach outlined in the Youth Guarantee scheme and also encourage social dialogue and cooperation between public, private and third sector employment services in order to bring about transitions in the labour market.”