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  • 21 July 2015
    Ongoing economic change has led to growing concern about decreasing job stability and the disappearance of the ‘job for life’. There is a fear that globalisation and technological progress have reduced job tenure (the length of time a worker has been continuously employed by the same employer). In addition, the recent economic and financial crisis may also have affected job stability.
  • 20 July 2015
    Since 2013, employment has been rising across Europe, with growth being most pronounced in high-paid jobs, according to the latest annual report from Eurofound’s European Jobs Monitor (EJM).
  • 17 July 2015
    Preliminary findings from Eurofound's project looking at the challenges and costs of Europe's gender employment gap were presented today to EU Labour Ministers and Ministers for Gender Equality on the second day of the informal EPSCO meeting under the Luxembourg EU Presidency.
  • 03 July 2015
    Luxembourg took over the Presidency of the European Council from Latvia on 1 July 2015. The priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency are based on seven pillars.
  • 02 July 2015
    The movement of EU workers across borders is on the rise after a sharp fall during the recession. Check out our infographic below for all the statistics on worker mobility in Europe. For more on trends in mobility since the crisis see our Living and Working in Europe report:  lwe_mobility_in_europe.jpg
  • Street scene
    30 June 2015
    Crowd employment operates online, giving employers access to an anonymous pool of workers all over the world.
  • 29 June 2015
    The dataset of the 3rd European Company Survey (3rd ECS), which is based on interviews with management and worker representatives in companies and organisations with 10 employees or more, is now accessible for researchers on the UK Data Service.  The 3rd ECS survey aims to contribute to the European 2020 Strategy through mapping and understanding company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and has the following objectives:
  • Photo of young teenager not in employment, education or training
    23 June 2015
    The EU Social Protection Committee’s (SPC) annual report for 2015, Social Europe – Aiming for inclusive growth, draws extensively on Eurofound's research on social protection and youth exclusion in the EU.
  • 17 June 2015
    Older workers have been least affected by job loss since the onset of the economic crisis and have remained in employment at surprisingly high levels in comparison to previous recessions. However, the number of people aged 50-64 who are still at work is still well below the rate for those aged 25-49, and is undermining the Europe 2020 total employment target of 75% employment. This is partly due to the difficulties that older workers face to find new employment when they have lost their jobs, with unemployment after 50 becoming a de-facto early exit from the labour market. 
  • 16 June 2015
    A delegation of ambassadors from EU Member States; representatives of IAET-kassa, one of Finland’s largest unemployment funds; a group from the University of Paderborn in Germany; and Mr Rory Montgomery, Second Secretary General in the Department of the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).