Active Labour Market Policies inAustria        Effective tools of active labour market policies during the crisis         ...
Measures against the crisisThe Federal Gouvernment of Austria passed severalpackages of measures against the crisis in 200...
Framework conditions Budget for ALMP steady at a high level (figures in  €MIO)           2009    2010     2011    2012   ...
Strategies and objectives   Prevention of permanent exclusion   Enhancement of education   Objective: Extensive offer o...
Measures which proved to beeffective Short time work Settling-in allowance Supracompany apprenticeship training for you...
Short time work (1/2) To safeguard jobs in cases of unforseeable and  temporary financial troubles Partial compensation ...
Short time work (2/2) Maximum duration 24 months Amount of funding:  – Fixed amount determined by PES  – From the 7th mo...
Settling-in Allowance (1/4) Support for sucessful placements of disadvantaged  groups Wage subsidies to employers up to ...
Settling-in Allowance (2/4) Target groups:   –   women   –   young adults up to 25   –   men over 50   –   long term unem...
Settling-in Allowance (3/4) Results of evaluation:   – 1 week after the eligibility period 2/3 were employed   – Particul...
Settling-in Allowance (4/4) Special programme 2010: „Aktion 6000“ In addition to the normal programme: 6000 persons  mor...
Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (1/5) For young people who couldn`t find an  apprenticeship in the labour market Tra...
Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (2/5)Two types:a)    Cooperation between an educational institutionand a public or pri...
Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (3/5)b) Cooperation between an educational institution and   a private company   – The...
Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (4/5) Participants receive comprehensive support:   – socio-pedagogical counselling  ...
Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (5/5) Number of participants:           2009     2010     2011      2012           12...
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Presentation by Ingeborg Friehs, Representative of the Austrian public employment services on the occasion of the EESC LMO conference on "Effective tools of active labour market policies during the crisis" (Brussels, 5 March 2013)

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Active labour market policies in Austria

  1. 1. Active Labour Market Policies inAustria Effective tools of active labour market policies during the crisis Brussels, 5 March 2013 Inge Friehs Public Employment Service Austria
  2. 2. Measures against the crisisThe Federal Gouvernment of Austria passed severalpackages of measures against the crisis in 2009:Measures to stimulate the economyTax reform to promote demandOne year before entering school obligatory nurseryschool free of chargeSeveral labour market packages 2
  3. 3. Framework conditions Budget for ALMP steady at a high level (figures in €MIO) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 1,713 1,835 1,6546 1,641 1,731 Increase in staff by 255 to 4885 Additional need-based minimum benefit system established 3
  4. 4. Strategies and objectives Prevention of permanent exclusion Enhancement of education Objective: Extensive offer of assistance Target group: women, young people up to 25 Effective support for companies to manage crisis Objectives: – Maintaining as many people as possible in employment – Ensuring the jobs by a better education 4
  5. 5. Measures which proved to beeffective Short time work Settling-in allowance Supracompany apprenticeship training for young people 5
  6. 6. Short time work (1/2) To safeguard jobs in cases of unforseeable and temporary financial troubles Partial compensation for reduced wages Cancelled working hours should be used to upgrade skills Employees receive for every cancelled working hour short-time working support or qualification support instead of wage Social parntership agreement 6
  7. 7. Short time work (2/2) Maximum duration 24 months Amount of funding: – Fixed amount determined by PES – From the 7th month employers get financial support for social insurance contribution Cases:   2008 2009 2010 2011 Participants 8232 66505 23706 3879 Budget (in thousand €) 1.008 113.513 54.873 6.086 7
  8. 8. Settling-in Allowance (1/4) Support for sucessful placements of disadvantaged groups Wage subsidies to employers up to 66,7% of the determination base During testing period (max. 3 months, disabled 6 months) up to 100% Support amount and funding period are agreed with the employer Duration: max. 2 years, in case of disabled persons 3 years 8
  9. 9. Settling-in Allowance (2/4) Target groups: – women – young adults up to 25 – men over 50 – long term unemployed 9
  10. 10. Settling-in Allowance (3/4) Results of evaluation: – 1 week after the eligibility period 2/3 were employed – Particulary efficient for women and maternity leave – returners – Analysis of a five year follow-up period revealed: more days in employment, a higher income and an fewer days of unemployment in relation to the previous period. 10
  11. 11. Settling-in Allowance (4/4) Special programme 2010: „Aktion 6000“ In addition to the normal programme: 6000 persons more Focused on unemployed graduates without job experience 50% of wage costs and additional costs paid by PES for half a year Budget € 40MIO 11
  12. 12. Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (1/5) For young people who couldn`t find an apprenticeship in the labour market Training guarantee: Those who are registered as unemployed or apprenticeship- seeking for more than 3 months will either get a suitable job, an apprenticeship in the labour market or a training opportunity provided by PES Apprenticeshiptraining in institutions (private and/or non profit institutions) About 30 vocations 12
  13. 13. Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (2/5)Two types:a) Cooperation between an educational institutionand a public or private company training workshop – Theoretical training in a vocational school – Practical training in a company – Training contract during the entire time of apprenticeship 13
  14. 14. Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (3/5)b) Cooperation between an educational institution and a private company – Theoretical training in a vocational school – Practical training in a company – Training contract between the educational institution and the apprentice (shorter than apprenticeship, usually 1 year) – Goal: Transfer to apprenticeship in a company, if not possible: change to type a) 14
  15. 15. Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (4/5) Participants receive comprehensive support: – socio-pedagogical counselling – learning support – assistance with job search or apprenticeship search Allowance for participants: €240 in the first and second year, €555 from the third year 15
  16. 16. Supracompany apprenticeshiptraining (5/5) Number of participants: 2009 2010 2011 2012 12177 12788 13740 11717 Expenses: Average expense € 11.000 per participant and per year Results of evaluation: – 80% changed to an appreticeship in a company – On average 55% were in jobs after finishing their apprenticeship 16
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention! 17

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