Author: Nicola Duell

Client: European Commission

Year: 2020

Language: English

by: European Network of Public Employment Services,Working Group New Forms of Work

The objective of this draft paper is to provide an overview of the main short and medium-term challenges and strategies for PES to tackle current issues linked to COVID-19. In the short-term this concerns the implementation of short-time work and similar schemes, the reorganisation of work processes within the PES and the organisation of service delivery to jobseekers and employers. In the short to medium-term the challenges PES face are linked to the recession (including coping with rising unemployment, bringing people back into work, offering young people potential solutions, avoiding the crowding out of older workers and vulnerable groups, and handling rising benefit claims). In the medium term they relate to adjusting to structural changes within the economy.

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