EC Backs Retraining Fund for Flextronics' Ex-Workers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Monday, 22 October 2012 08:21

COPENHAGEN -- The European Commission has proposed to provide Denmark with more than one million euros to help workers laid off by Flextronics' Denmark subsidiary.

The proposal to provide the 153 laid off employees with a total of €1.3 million now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for approval.

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor stressed the importance of supporting the workers in their efforts to find new jobs as quickly as possible, saying "This proposal for 1.3 million euros from Europe's Globalisation Fund would help to prepare them for new job opportunities in other promising sectors. Helping these workers to manage these difficult transitions is important and the Globalisation Fund is an instrument that has proved its worth over the years."

The Danish application relates to 303 workers fired by Flextronics, of which the 153 with the biggest difficulties finding jobs would benefit from measures backed by the EGF.

The package aims to help the workers by offering them assessment of acquired competences and qualifications; vocational training, technical courses and education activities which will be tailor-made to suit the skills of the workers; individual outplacement and entrepreneurship promotion; as well as the necessary subsistence allowances. These measures have been carefully designed to help the workers find jobs in sectors with a promising future.

 

 

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