22 June 2014, Times of Malta

In April 2014, over five million young people under 25 were unemployed in the EU.

The European Commission last week launched the European Hospitality Skills Passport, a tool developed to facilitate contact between jobseekers and employers in the hospitality and tourism sector in Europe.

The Skills Passport allows workers and employers to overcome language barriers and to compare hospitality workers’ skills in order to facilitate recruitment in the sector. Hosted on the European Job Mobility Portal Eures, the skills passport is available in all EU official languages and will be extended to other sectors in the future.

“The Skills Passport is available in all official languages”

EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor said: “The European Hospitality Skills Passport is an important practical tool to promote mobility of European workers, especially young people, in a sector that has high growth potential. This initiative is also a good example of the outcome of social dialogue between employee and employer organisations at European level, and we look forward to seeing this co-operation expand into other sectors of the labour market.” READ MORE…


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