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France – 100,000 new jobs for youngsters in 2013

30 August 2012

The French Government wants to create 100,000 new jobs next year aimed at young people with low qualifications, a draft law presented by the Labour Minister Michel Sapin showed yesterday.

The Government is aiming high and wants to increase the number of work places to 150,000 by 2014. The jobs are suitable for those aged 16 to 25, who will be the primary beneficiaries, Mr Sapin said.

The move comes as part of a package to tackle youth unemployment in the country. The jobs will also offer further possibilities for educational funding. The State has agreed to put €2.3 billion towards the job fund, which will pay for 75% of the gross earnings for a period of three years.

Jobs will be available in both the private and public sectors including health services and ICT.

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