European parliament debate: Employment & recruitment industry has key role in matching skills & jobs
They did so during a Way to Work lunch organized by Eurociett and hosted by Martina Dlabajova MEP (CZ/ALDE). Ms. Dlabajova set out the main points of her upcoming own-initiative report on this topic:
A need to better and more systematically anticipate the skills that will be needed in the future
A closer link between education and companies
Giving back the motivation and the sense of own responsibility to young job seekers
A strong role for private intermediaries to help jobseekers connect to the labour market.
Speaking on behalf of the Eurociett board, Jaroslava Rezlerova (President of Czech Eurociett member APPS) fully supported these points and made clear that the employment and recruitment industry is in an excellent position to help jobseekers identify opportunities, and to prepare them for the labour market.
During the debate, Anthea McIntyre MEP (UK/ECR) urged to give private employment services a bigger role in career counselling in schools, A question for input. Asked by Ulla Tørnaes (SE/ALDE) how much of this could be done on a European level, Eurociett stressed the importance of European pressure on member states to modernize their labour markets and to promote cooperation between public and private parties in this field.
Dlabajova’s report will be discussed in the employment committee of the European Parliament on 16 April.