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  • Working conditions of young entrants to the labour market - Executive summary

    Young European workers and labour market entrants are faced with huge difficulties in accessing and retaining employment. This is reflected in the higher unemployment rates and poorer working conditions of this group compared to other age groups with a longer working experience. This report analyses the evolution of the working conditions of this group, especially in light of the recent economic crisis, and outlines the various responses to these challenges on the part of the European institutions, national governments and social partners.

  • Young people and temporary employment in Europe - Executive summary

    Since the onset of the economic and financial crisis in 2008, the number of young people in employment across the European Union has declined considerably. By mid-2013, the unemployment rate among people aged 24 and under had increased to over 23%. A large number of workers in this age group are employed on temporary rather than permanent contracts (42% compared to just 10% of workers aged 25–64). While temporary or fixed-term contracts can be a stepping stone in the transition from education into work, they can also trap young people in insecure jobs.