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  • 12 September 2013
    Eurofound publishes new research on more and better home-care services in Europe: Unlocking the job creation potential in the home-care services sector in Europe Europe can harness large-scale scope for increased job creation in the home-care services sector as its ageing population continues to generate demand for more and better jobs in long-term care.  Despite employment growth in the sector, however, difficult working conditions and inadequate skills and low wages threaten to slow further development.  In this context, Eurofound launches a new report looking at how successful recruitment and retention measures in home-care and support services can contribute to employment growth at a high-level conference under the Lithuanian EU Presidency in Brussels today.
  • 11 September 2013
    Eurofound research has uncovered substantial disparities in quality of life between people living in urban areas and their rural counterparts.
  • 28 August 2013
    A summary of the current state of employment in steel manufacturing in Europe
  • 26 August 2013
    Lack of an integrated policy approach hinders third-country nationals gaining employment in the EU.
  • 19 August 2013
    Read more about social innovation and how the social partners, civil society and people in vulnerable situations are involved in innovative activities targeting young people.
  • 14 August 2013
    Companies can assist employees juggling work and care for family members: Eurofound research indicates some promising approaches.
  • 07 August 2013
    A perspective on the goal of better jobs
  • 31 July 2013
    Find out more about the risk factors affecting young Europeans and what policy changes can help to alleviate the situation.
  • 25 July 2013
    With Europe’s population ageing, the healthcare sector is of crucial importance. However, across the EU, labour shortages challenge the capacity of health services to deliver effective care. Easing labour shortages in the EU15, healthcare workers have moved in substantial numbers from the 10 newer Member States in central and eastern Europe (the ‘EU10’). This movement has in turn created severe labour shortages in these countries. A number of key motivations push healthcare staff to leave. These include:
  • 25 July 2013
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