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Public Policy Ministry to work with ILO on better management of Ukraine’s labor market

One of the provisions of the program is to reform the employment services and the support of organizations of employers and trade unions
15:12, 9 July 2018

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The International Labor Organization (ILO), with the backing of the Danish government and the Ministry of Public Policy of Ukraine, is about to launch a five-year program that is aimed at improving the management of the labor market in the country. The project is called “inclusive labor market for jobs in Ukraine.”

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“Denmark’s Foreign Ministry is extremely pleased to ensure support under this project,”, the Ambassador of Denmark to Ukraine Ruben Madsen said during the project presentation in Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

The ambassador also pointed out that his native country has a vast experience in the area of labor market reform and acceleration.

“The aim of the project is to change the lives of Ukrainian people, in particular, the younger generation, who are now finding it difficult to access the employment market of the country,” the regional director of the International Labor Organization Heinz Koller added.

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According to the official, one of the provisions of the program is to reform the employment services and the support of organizations of employers and trade unions.

The primary goal of the program implementation in Ukraine is to improve the management of the nation’s labor market, lower the shortage of expert skills in the labor market, promote entrepreneurship, and to improve the institutional capacities of the public partners.

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The organization intends to provide support to four Ukrainian regions via local employment partnerships, to modernize the curriculum of vocational education, to establish five brand new services for four regional branches of the State Employment Services, train seven senior instructors and 75 local instructors under the “Start and improve your business” program, to provide training to 4,500 individuals through business courses. The organization also seeks to provide 240 people with training on collective bargaining approaches, as well as to establish five platforms for collective bargaining negotiations.

Furthermore, it is expected that a successful implementation of the labor market reform is likely to contribute to achieving the goal of Ukraine’s sustainable development and is in accordance with the tools and policies outlined in the European Neighborhood program.

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