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News article29 October 2020European Labour Authority, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion2 min read

How EURES can help you recruit new hires in Europe

In a rapidly changing world, employers may need to look further afield to attract the best employees. COVID-19 may have changed the world of work, but there are still thousands of jobseekers across Europe, and EURES can help you.

How EURES can help you recruit new hires in Europe

Why use EURES?

EURES is a free service that gives you access to a broader pool of jobseekers across Europe to find the right person for the job, especially for hard-to-fill positions. Hiring workers from other countries has many benefits. International workers bring new skills and qualifications, new languages, and can generally improve the competitiveness of your business.

EURES has a growing database of over 530,000 CVs, and to start browsing them, you just need to create an employer account (registration is free). This will allow you to search for CVs matching your requirements and view, save and organise candidates to make recruitment easier.

Get tailored support from a EURES Adviser

If you have questions about using EURES, we have a wide network of EURES Advisers across Europe, who are ready to help you. Our EURES Advisers can:

  • match your vacancy with suitable candidates;
  • provide you with advice and guidance on hiring recruits from abroad;
  • offer specific support for certain cross-border regions;
  • help you take part in recruitment events through the European (Online) Job Days platform.

Although face-to-face meetings with EURES Advisers may be limited due to COVID-19, you can still receive support by telephone or email. Learn how to contact your local EURES Adviser today.

European (Online) Job Days

European (Online) Job Days, or E(O)JD, is a EURES project that organises hundreds of on-site and online Europe-wide recruitment events. By creating an account on the E(O)JD platform, you can publish your vacancies to be available to a pool of skilled jobseekers, and take part in future events. The platform will give you free access to thousands of CVs.

Using our dedicated interview scheduling system, you will be able to invite selected candidates to an online or on-site job interview on the day of the event. You can also choose individual time slots for each interview and conduct them using the E(O)JD live chat or Skype. Learn more about European (Online) Job Days.

Job mobility schemes

Your first EURES job can help you find qualified workers from another EU country, Norway or Iceland. In particular, the scheme aims to match hard-to-fill vacancies with motivated young candidates aged 18 to 35. If you are a small or medium-sized enterprise, you may be able to apply for financial support to cover some of the training and integration costs for your new employee, trainee or apprentice. Learn more about Your first EURES job.

Reactivate also can help you find qualified workers from around Europe, but unlike Your first EURES job, candidates can be of any age. The scheme also offers financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises to cover the training and integration costs for new recruits. Learn more about Reactivate.

To get started with your EURES journey, register for a free account and contact your local EURES Adviser today.


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