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Human resources in the EURES network

EURES – We can define the network of European employment services as a human network as well as a network of information technologies.

(Source: Courtesy of EURES)

EURES – We can define the network of European employment services as a human network as well as a network of information technologies.

The IT network is represented by the EURES portal which offers information, advice and services connected with the recruitment of employees and their placement on the labour market, but also for citizens who want to follow the principle of free mobility.

However the IT network is developed, it couldn’t offer relevant information without the heart of the EURES network – the EURES advisers in individual countries. Within Europe the network operates in the form of everyday personal contacts via 850 advisers with job seekers and employers and the number keeps growing every year.

The assessment of the operation of the EURES Slovakia network for 2012

In 2012, 2,021 new job seeking clients who were interested in finding a job abroad were added to the database of EURES Slovakia,.

One of the main indicators of the EURES network activities is the number of job applicants or job seekers who manage to find work on the European job market. In 2012, 2,032 citizens were employed through the EURES network.
The most successful month was January 2012. Chart No 1 shows the survey of data for individual districts.

Each year the EURES network organises job interviews for employers from the EU/EEA while in 2012 of the total number of 709 participants at 40 interviews, 209 were employed (almost 29.5 %). Most of the interviews were for employers from the Netherlands (26), followed by Austria, The United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland and Italy.

In terms of industrial classification most of the interviews were conducted for employment in industrial production. From 144 participants attended at 24 interviews selected were 79 (almost 55 %).

In 2012 job seekers were mostly interested in employment in transport and storage. 356 potential employees participated in 8 interviews and 37 of them found a job (10.39 %).

The EURES network organised 2 international job fairs in 2012:
1.The 14th international job fair Job Expo in Nitra
2.Austrian-German Day 2012 in Bratislava.

In Job Fair in Nitra participated 24 employers and EURES partners. It was visited by 8,120 visitors and offered were 437 jobs. Occupied were 90 jobs (more than 20 % of the total number presented).
The Austrian-German Day was slightly more modest as for the number of participating employers (11) and visitors (1,170). There were 840 jobs presented, out of which 51 were occupied (about 6 %).

In 2012, the EURES network organised 3 information fairs:
1.Europe within Reach
2.European Employment Services for the Youth
3.Information Forum for Secondary school students.

In these job fairs participated 27 institutions and 21 employers as well as 244 schools, with the total number of visitors of individual target groups (students of elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities, and secondary school and college/university graduates) reaching 3,064.
In 2012 EURES also focused on advisory involving visits to primary and secondary schools, and colleges/universities as well as advice for graduates and job-seekers at individual labour offices.
EURES advisors and assistants visited 141 elementary and secondary schools, colleges /universities and talked to 6,356 students. Advisory services were provided at labour offices for 33,479 school graduates and job seekers.

Erika Szabóová , EURES adviser
Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, Komarno

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