Long-Term Unemployed

Long-Term Unemployed

Persons who have been unemployed for an extended period of time. Measurements of long-term unemployment vary, but generally it is thought to be experienced by those who are without work for six months to a year or longer. Long-term unemployed persons may experience added difficulty in finding new jobs due to the length of the gap in their resumes, or, in some industries, because their skills quickly become obsolete. In some jurisdictions, the long-term unemployed may not be eligible for unemployment benefits.
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Tenders are invited for training service for the professional qualification of participants in training programs in alternation with work activity for long-term unemployed people over 30 years of age, and for long-term unemployed young people.
CSB representatives said that the share of the long-term unemployed (those who have been out of work for more than a year) decreased by 1.3 percentage points in the second quarter of this year.
"I see government's responsible economic policy behind it, as well as the social measures adopted by the Labour Ministry and the employees who create vacancies."Slovakia is successful not only in decreasing the unemployment rate but also in increasing real wage, decreasing the number of citizens who obtain welfare benefits and decreasing the number of long-term unemployed, he added.
As a result of the work of the Labor Offices in 2018, 229,089 registered unemployed people started work, of which 16.1%, or 36,936, are long-term unemployed.
Mueller, Johannes Spinnewijn, and Giorgio Topa find that the long-term unemployed are actually too optimistic regarding their job-finding prospects and do not adjust their job-finding expectations downward as they remain jobless longer.
In Austria, a new program called "Aktion 20,000" aims to halve the number of long-term unemployed by mid-2019, by creating 20,000 additional jobs exclusively for long-term unemployed workers who are 50 or above.
Noting that the long-term unemployed make up almost half -- 47.8 per cent -- the unemployed, the authority said the new scheme features incentives for businesses to create new jobs for long-term unemployed people under set terms.
Kirklees mayor Clr Paul Kane and mayoress Susan Bedford visited the offices to hear how Interserve Learning and Employment is helping long-term unemployed people into paid work.
LONG-TERM unemployed people will be given priority for work as the Government promises a 50,000 jobs bonanza next year.
These are jobless people, long-term unemployed, low-income earners and 'special needs' families that depend on state hand-outs because of ailments.
Are the long-term unemployed more likely to leave the labor force or find a job?
Mr Evans acknowledged an "elephant in the room," stating: "Anyone who has worked in business - especially in small and medium-sized enterprises, as I did in my days at a bookmaker - knows that taking on a new employee is a risk, especially one who has been long-term unemployed.