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Jobs for Youth – France, press conference, Bercy, Wednesday 20 May 16.30


18/05/2009 - The employment rate for young people in France is among the lowest of OECD countries. One unemployed young person in four in France is out of work for more than a year, compared to the OECD average of one in five. What can be done to improve the transition from school to work? What can the government do to help young people hit hard by the economic crisis?

These are among the issues explored in “Jobs for Youth – France”, a new OECD report to be published on Wednesday 20 May 2009.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría ; Laurent Wauquiez, Secretary of State for Employment ; and Martin Hirsch, High Commissioner for Youth, will present the report’s findings at a press conference at the Ministry of Economy and Finance at Bercy at 4.30 PM the same day.

To register, journalists are invited to contact Spencer Wilson, OECD Media division (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18) or Nicolas Diat from Laurent Wauquiez’s office (tel. + 33 1 45 24 43 89).


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