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The Polish government has approved a package of measure to improve the job market. The measures, to be implemented in 2014, are aimed at encouraging enterprises to recruit people under the age of 30 and above the age of 50.
The package, designed to increase employment, includes a reform of recruitment agencies and the distribution of subsidies to certain groups of workers. “The government will alter the rules of financing employment agencies so as to reward those which are efficient at helping the unemployed find work,” said Labour Minister, Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamys.
Poland also plans to offer low-cost loans to support the establishment of new businesses and the creation of jobs. Local authorities will also sign agreements with employers and training enterprises in order to ensure that further education and training and tailored to meet the requirements of the job market.
“The new measures will also be used to support parents and care-givers returning to work. The new measures will take effect at the beginning of 2014,” said Mr Kosiniak-Kamys.