Thousands of job seekers expected for European jobs day

1 Oct 2010

The Brussels Job Day, Belgium, taking place on 2 October, for the third year running, will emphasise matching skills to the needs of the labour market – particularly for young people.

As part of the European Job Days, organised in more than 200 European cities between mid-September and mid-October 2010, the event – held at the European Commission’s headquarters -.will focus on new skills for new jobs and more than 80 recruiting companies and organisations in employment and thousands of European citizens have responded to the event.


“One of Europe’s biggest challenges today is employment, especially of young people. We have 5 million Europeans under 25 in the labour market looking for work,” said László Andor, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

He said we need to create more job opportunities for people, but we can also make better use of existing opportunities.

“Job Days are open to everyone and enable job seekers to take part in interviews on the spot,” he went on to say.

For pre-registration, log onto the website – where vacancies that correspond best to particular profiles can be found, maximising the chances for direct on-the-spot interviews.

Around 1,000 vacancies were filled as a direct result of the event last year.

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