Labour market measures

Labour market measures, or active labour market policy, is one of the most important group of policy instruments aimed at promoting a well-functioning labour market. Labour market measures aim at contributing to increased employment, reduced unemployment and combating exclusion from the labor market by helping people find work and become active.

Labour market measures are offered on the basis of an individual assessment of the need for assistance in order to find or keep a job.

Labour market measures aim at improving the individual’s chances of finding employment through guidance, qualification and work training. The measures can be divided into the following categories: job-finding measures, work experience, education and training and wage subsidies. Some measures are reserved for people with impaired work capacity. People with disability benefit who require special adaptation can be offered permanently adapted work.