We must invest in jobs for people, says Parliament
MEPs call for investment measures to tap the potential for jobs and growth in the green economy, health and social services and the new technologies, in a resolution passed on Thursday. They welcome the Commission’s recent policy paper on a job-rich recovery, which advocates setting minimum wages to help the working poor.
To tackle the high level of youth unemployment, MEPs call for a system of European Youth Guarantees to provide a job or training for every young person who has been out of work for four months. They also want a Quality Framework for Traineeships to ensure that interns learn from their experience and are not exploited.