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What are the impacts of active employment policies aimed at companies?

Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires - FONTAINEBLEAU - 2021

We assess a Job Center active employment policy which offered recruitment services to small and medium-sized enterprises to stimulate job supply and place jobseekers in stable jobs. We implemented a randomized controlled trial (RCT) between late 2014 and mid-2015 across 8,232 establishments (7,438 unique small and medium-sized enterprises). Our current analyses have shown promising effects, including an increase in job vacancies posted to the Job Center, accompanied by an increase in permanent recruitments in test companies. The recruitments were calculated using flows of contracts (declaration prior to recruiting (DPAE) data). We now need to see if this translates into net job creation in the sample establishments by using the DADS (annual declaration of social data) job positions, as this will enable us to measure both recruitments and contract terminations.