Migration for Employment

Bilateral Agreements at a Crossroads

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This report opens with an overview of bilateral agreements and other forms of labour recruitment of foreigners in several OECD countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States) as well as in the Philippines and Romania.  It then has a series of chapters describing the management and implementation of these practices and analysing the impact of these agreements on labour markets, economic development and migration policies of both sending and receiving countries.  It also examines the prospects for this type of migration. The Annex lists the principal agreements signed by OECD countries, by type of recruitment scheme (e.g. seasonal, contract workers, trainees and guest workers).

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Recruitment of Nurses in Romania by the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Region in Italy

In 2002, the Autonomous Region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia created a programme to recruit registered or general nurses from Romania to supplement the region’s shortage estimated at 2 000 nurses. In the framework of this programme, the region formed an association under Romanian law, the Association de Préparation et de Perfectionnement Professionnel (APP), to improve the quality of recruitment, which remains under the...

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