07 February, 2013

Angers city implements the "Contracts of future"...and future expenses

Of course the initiative is nice and the goal is honourable. On February 7th, Angers mayor, Frédéric Béatse, signed the first "Contract of future", a measure decided by the French government to promote the integration of young people in the professionnal life. Mr Béatse reminded the audience at this signature about the fact one out of five jobseekers is under 25 years old. The first recipient of that formula is Nicolas Dudoit, a young inhabitant of 25 years old who has a maintenance in buildings professionnal skill certificate.

Credit Picture : Angers city
Mr Dudoit should be followed by many others. About 125 persons should be hired by Angers city and Angers Loire Métropole before the end of the year. The overall cost of the measure will be of  € 2,5 millions per year but Angers city and Angers Loire Métropole will pay less because they will get allocations from the state. As if those were not financed by taxes!

If the insertion of youngs is a real problem in France, it is not sure that the best way to give them a job is to hire them in the public sector. Indeed, it has been widely said byt France and international financial institutions that the public operating expenses, and among them the wages bill, are already too important and must be lowered. For a higly likeable cause, Angers city and Angers Loire Métropole are just doing the opposite. "The road to hell is paved with good intentions".

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