Minister claims: The number of unemployed young people reduced by a fifth
The number of unemployed up to 30 years of age has been reduced by 20.6 percent in the past year, the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Zoran Djordjevic has stated.
“Participation of young people in the overall number of registered unemployed people also decreased from 22.4 percent in 2017 to 19.9 percent in last year’s December,” Djordjevic has said at the conference on new opportunities for dignified work of young people, and his ministry has announced.
He has reminded that ministry formed a Coordination Team that will propose measures that can prevent departure of people from Serbia, primarily young and those with a university degree.
“The largest number of unemployed young people is being included in active job search measures, which purpose is to acquaint young people with condition on the labour market and train them to find jobs and present themselves to the employer,” minister has said.
According to him, the most dominant participation of young people is in expert practice programs, as well as in training for entrepreneurship development and subsidies for self-employment.
“The signing of a new agreement on the Decent Work Program for the period until 2022 is also expected at the beginning of this year’s March, which aims to promote the highest international standards in the field of labour, employment and social policy, as well as their incorporation into Serbian legislation and practice,” Djordjevic has announced.