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LOT Polish airlines will still be sold this year

February 25, 2013


(PUBLISHED IN THE WARSAW VOICE) The troubled Polish flag carrier PLL LOT will still be sold this year, after a restructuring involving mass layoffs, newly appointed LOT CEO Sebastian Mikosz told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. “I am confident that LOT can be privatized and this is my (…) objective number one,” Mikosz […]

Unemployment among ethnic minority youths in Holland passes 28%

February 11, 2013


The unemployment rate among people with an ethnic minority background rose to 15.5% last year, up nearly 2.5 percentage points on the previous year, the national statistics office CBS said on Friday. By contrast, the jobless rate among native white Dutch reached 5%, up from 4.2% in 2011. The increase was sharpest among the under-25s. […]

Rise in young adult Poles living with parents echoes European trend

January 18, 2013


(PUBLISHED IN POLSKIE RADIO) A growth in the number of young adult Poles living with their parents is echoing a European trend. According to figures compiled by Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), 44.4 percent of Poles between the ages of 25 and 34 were living with their parents in 2011. This marks a rise of […]

Hundreds march through Paris to highlight unemployment

December 4, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN RFI) Up to two thousand unemployed people and their supporters marched in northern Paris on Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about unemployment in France. This tenth annual demonstration comes as the latest figures show French unemployment is at a 14-year high. By Sarah Elzas in Paris. “Fire the bosses”, a group of demonstrators […]

Study: Sweden ‘fails’ at job market integration

November 20, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL) Sweden is the second worst country in Europe when it comes to labour market integration, according to a new study from Stockholm University. “There is a lower rate of employment and higher unemployment among those who have been here for up to ten years compared to many other European countries,” sociologist […]

In Germany, more than 1,000 pharma jobs to go at Merck

October 16, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN FINANZEN.NET) German chemicals and pharmaceuticals group Merck KGaA announced plans to slash one in ten jobs in Germany over the next three years in an effort to save costs.   The company said in a statement that none of the cuts would involve forced redundancies. “Merck plans to eliminate around 1,100 of the […]

Unemployment 30mn higher than before crisis: ILO

October 15, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE AFP SITE) There are now 30 million more people without jobs around the world than before the global financial crisis began, the head of the International Labour Organization said in remarks published Friday. The figures come amid a growing debate over the merits of austerity, especially in Europe, where painful budget-cutting has pushed […]