New scheme for 75,000 jobs starts in January

New scheme for 75,000 jobs starts in January

 

Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis announced on Thursday a new government initiative, to apply from January 2014, that will offer 75,000 new jobs for young people.

In the context of the government’s efforts to combat unemployment, which among young people aged up to 24 years old has climbed to almost three-in-five, Vroutsis said that with the new package of European Union structural funds, due to arrive next year, “we are launching the first major assault on unemployment.”

Addressing the National Growth Conference of the European Social Fund for the 2014-2020 funding period, Vroutsis said that “this is a significant opportunity and in 2014 we will start with 75,000 new jobs, giving a chance to young people.”