Hollande announces new measures to confront unemployment

In the wake of the “Social Conference” that took place in Paris last month, President François Hollande announced new measures on Tuesday to tackle unemployment in France, including the proposition to fund 100,000 training schemes for young people by 2014. 30,000 of the 100,000 are aimed to be created by the end of 2013, while […]

“Social Conference” Tackles Unemployment, Economic Stagnation

President François Hollande launched the second annual “Social Conference” on June 20 at the Palais d’Iéna in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. While last year’s meeting included the initiation of promising plans for “Generation Contracts,” a competitiveness pact, and future job growth, the discussion this year was focused around unemployment and continued economic weakness. The […]

Government Makes Progress on Growth Plans at CESE

From July 9, to July 10, François Hollande, the Prime Minister, members of the government, trade unions and employers met together at the Palace Iéna for the Economic, Social, and Environmental Council.  The aim according to Hollande was to “define a pact of trust and efficiency between the state, salaried employees, corporations and social partners” […]