Monday, December 17, 2012


The European Commission propose some measures to battle youth unemployment by offering jobs, education and training to avoid social exclusion.
The European agents are very worried with the young unemployment rate, also with young people who neither study nor work. "High youth unemployment has dramatic consequences for our economies, our societies and above all for young people. This is why we have to invest in Europe's young people now" said European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, the Hungarian LászlóAndor.
The numbers speak for themselves, the young unemployment average rate in Eurozone is near 24%, 1 in every 4 under 25 years have no work. In Spain the situation is really frightening, where the rate is over 55% and many of these young people aren´t studying, the 20% exactly. It seems that if not remedied, the future could be dark for us.
The measures propose to member states recommend that every person under 26 receive a quality offer of a job, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within four months after finishing formal education or be unemployed.Brussels opens the door to the possibility of offering subsidies to companies that hire young people, and could cover the cost of reinforcing teachers, for more young people continue their education.
It is now up to parliament, which has to study these measures, change something if necessary and reach an agreement.Meanwhile, member states follow the recommendations that the European Commission proposed to each country specifically in July 2012.

Xabier Torrado

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