Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: Greece 2010

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Improving the performance of youth on the labour market is a crucial challenge in OECD countries facing persistent youth unemployment. Whatever the level of qualification, first experiences on the labour market have a profound influence on later working life. This report on Greece contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action by the public authorities and social partners. The report is based on the proceedings of a seminar and is published in English only. However, a French translation of the summary and main recommendations has been included in this volume.


The challenges ahead

Before the onset of the current economic crisis, a decade of healthy economic growth in Greece brought about a significant improvement in the employment prospects of youth. However, much still remained to be done to bring the labour market performance of Greek youth in line with the OECD average, and the current global economic crisis has inverted the recent positive trends.


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