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|Title||Country||Focus area||Policy area||Aim of policy instrument||Use of labour market intelligence||Policy goal|
|Red-white-red card||AT||Matching skills for today’s job market||Address skill shortages||Enable strategic business decisions||
The objective of this policy instrument is to attract those key and skilled workers from abroad who are urgently needed on the labour market, but cannot be recruited from the domestic labour supply (with due attention to the future development of the Austrian labour market and economy). It opens the labour market and regulates the opportunity for foreigners to receive employment permits in Austria.
|Subsidy scheme for attracting people in the labour market through flexible forms of employment||CY||Matching skills for today’s job market||Other||Inform job-search decisions of unemployed||
The main objectives of the project are: keeping more people in the labour market by improving their employability and promoting the reconciliation of work and family life; and improved productivity and enhanced competitiveness of enterprises. The Scheme aimed to facilitate the employment of economically inactive and unemployed persons, who have difficulty entering or remaining in the labour market by way of some form of flexible arrangement.
|Permanent Seasonal Worker||HR||Matching skills for today’s job market||Other||Other||
The goal of the measure is to provide financial support to seasonal workers in the period they are not working, in order to ensure necessary work force for employers in all services during the periods of reduced amount of work, due to seasonal characteristics of the business. In addition to the financial help to seasonal workers, a payment of part of the expenses of prolonged pension insurance is given to employers in the period seasonal workers are not working and are registered for prolonged pension insurance in the period of 6 months between two seasons.
|Job Bank Trial||FI||Matching skills for today’s job market||Upskill and match skills of unemployedOther||Inform job-search decisions of unemployed||
The Job Bank Trial aims to find employment for persons at a potential disadvantage in the labour market, such as partially disabled persons, youth without education and the long-term unemployed.
|Blue Card||DE||Matching skills for today’s job market||Address skill shortages||Other||
The "Blue Card" wants to achieve the goal of attracting a highly skilled workforce from abroad in order to tackle specific mismatches in certain sectors of the German economy. Highly skilled is defined by a high level of education. The Blue Card contributes to this goal by enabling and facilitating the access to the German labour market. It is the basic way of access for foreign employees following the definition of highly qualified. The Blue Card is supplemented by a large number of initiatives under the roof of the “Fachkräfteinitiative”.