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This handbook contains a selection of 20 entrepreneurship education and start-up support initiatives developed by universities or their core partners. Includes examples in eastern Germany, Finland, the UK, Poland, South Africa, and the US.
This seminar begins with a day session open to a wider audience of policymakers and practitioners involved in tackling the impact of the crisis on jobs and skills. Day 2 and 3 are structured around a mix of expert presentations, discussion and group work. Presentations are available online.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 7.8% in April 2009, 0.1 percentage point higher than the previous month and 2.2 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
Biography for Sylvain Giguère, Head of the OECD Local Economic & Employment Division (LEED).
Local labour markets and the need to create more and better jobs are the focus of the LEED response to an economic crisis. Within are policy lessons as how to best counteract the worst effects of recession within local economies.
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CFE Insight, a journal published on a regular basis by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE).
France should do more to ease the transition of unskilled young people into employment. The government should give priority to helping young people the furthest removed from the job market and to strengthening the social protection of the most disadvantaged, according to a new report by the OECD.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including France. Each report 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.
Angel Gurría, Secrétaire général de l’OCDE ; Laurent Wauquiez, Secrétaire d’Etat à l’emploi ; et Martin Hirsch, Haut commissaire à la jeunesse, présenteront les conclusions de ce rapport lors d’une conférence de presse au ministère de l’économie et des finances à Bercy, ce même jour à 16h30.
This paper formalises the analysis of the employment-productivity trade-off by extending the framework developed by Gordon (1997) to account for labour heterogeneity.