Active labour market policies (ALMPs)

DEFINITION:  Policies that provide labour market integration measures to those looking for jobs, usually the unemployed, but also the underemployed and even the employed who are looking for better jobs. ALMPs typically include labour market training, job creation in the form of public and community work programmes, programmes to promote enterprise creation, and hiring subsidies. ALMPs are usually targeted at specific groups facing particular labour market integration difficulties: younger and older people, women and those particularly hard to place such as the disabled. (ILO: GB.288/ESP/2, 2003).

SOURCE: Strietska-Ilina, et al.(2011).Skills for green jobs: a global view: synthesis report; ILO ( Skills and Employability Department, Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department), Geneva.


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