Evidence of effectiveness
The dismissed workers to be re-employed were 608 in total. At the end of the instrument's operation (June 2016), 27% were re-employed with an open-ended subordinate contract and 24% were back at work with a fixed-term contract or were next to be hired. The company (Vetri Speciali) replacing Whirlpool in its industrial site is proceeding ahead of the agreed hiring schedule. The dismissed workers still unemployed at the end of the instrument's operation have been involved in and supported by the Employment Agency of the Province of Trento ordinary re-employment services. The beneficiaries were exactly those expected (which is not surprise considering the origin and motivations of the instrument, tailored on Whirlpool's and satellite companies' dismissed workers). As for the benefits, mainly consisting in the rapid re-employment of the 608 dismissed workers, the re-employment rate must be considered quite positive also taking into account the persistence of the economic crisis' effects in 2016 and of a still weak labour demand (at least in the province of Trento). There were no relevant unexpected benefits or costs derived from the instrument's implementation.
Engagement of stakeholders
The main condition is represented by the availability of a provincial model of industrial crisis management. This model includes several leverages: re-industrialization and companies' attraction interventions; passive and active labour markets measures; re-employment support services; and demand-side operating subsidies. In the model, the role of the Autonomous Province of Trento and its agencies (the Employment Agency and Trentino Sviluppo) is pivotal (in programming, implementing and funding the interventions), together with the contribution of Social Partners. Thanks to this very strong engagement at local level (also supported by provincial laws and dedicated programmes), it was possible to also involve the Ministry of Labour and the EGF in the instrument.