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From long-term unemployment to a matching job: the role of vocational training in sustainable return to work

Draws on evidence and diverse practices around Europe to show how, at different stages of the journey towards a job, which involves engagement, programme interventions, and job placement, matching and follow-up, innovative principles, policies and tools can make the return to work of long-term unemployed people a long-lasting outcome. Looks at recent trends in long-term unemployment and challenges around skill deficits. Reports on innovative approaches to reaching out to different groups of long-term unemployed people and making group-based interventions more effective. Considers the use of information and communication technologies to improve job search and recruitment outcomes. Suggests that policymakers could benefit from viewing their options and decisions through the lens of key intervention areas such as optimising, cooperation and coordination; promoting sustainable job matches; balancing in-house provision and outsourcing; exploiting the potential of information and communication technologies; and using European education and training tools.


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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)

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