Are Labor Market Programs Always Useful?

in a nutshell #7
Giuliano Bonoli
June 2017

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Messages for Decision-Makers

Switzerland has a highly developed system of labor market programs.

Participation in these programs can have a positive or a negative effect on a candidate’s evaluation, depending on his or her position in the labor market.

Participation is most useful for low-skilled occupations, for non-Swiss candidates, and for non-qualified workers.

Labor market programs should be targeted to the most disadvantaged jobseekers.