Do not leave the long-term unemployed "by the wayside while the economy picks up".

In an interview with



and published this Sea Friday, the Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne promised that the government would launch "an unprecedented plan for the long-term unemployed".

"Business leaders tell us that they have positions for which they cannot find employees", assures the minister who therefore proposes to "finance companies which will train long-term job seekers for several months" .

Prime Minister Jean Castex had mentioned in July a specific plan for the long-term unemployed, highlighting the "difficulties in recruiting" a number of companies.

He reiterated at the beginning of September, at the end of a government seminar at the Elysee Palace, the need "imperatively to strengthen the training of job seekers", in particular for long periods.

1.5 million unemployed registered for more than two years

According to the latest official data, France (excluding Mayotte) had 3.026 million long-term job seekers in the second quarter, registered for more than a year (category A, B, C), with more than 1.5 million registered for more than two years.

Long-term job seekers now represent 50.3% of registrants, the 50% threshold having been crossed in January.

Without revealing all the contours of the plan, which must be presented soon, Elisabeth Borne tells the


that the government "has gone from one in ten unemployed people trained at the start of the five-year term to one in six" and assures that she wants "to go further". "We are committed to ensuring that all long-term job seekers will be contacted by a Pôle Emploi adviser by the end of the year," said the minister.

"The professionalization contracts will also be boosted for this public" and Pôle emploi is responsible for "selecting by the end of October all the local good practices which could be duplicated" and which will be financed, adds Elisabeth Borne, specifying that the means of the public operator, "which had reinforcements during the crisis, will be maintained to implement this plan".


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