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For Elisabeth Borne, “full employment is within reach”

“Full employment is within reach,” said Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne during the handover of power on Monday with her successor at the Ministry of Labor, Olivier Dussopt.

“I am proud today to leave this ministry when full employment is within reach, the unemployment rate is at its lowest for 15 years, the youth unemployment rate is at its lowest for 40 years and never so low. no French had had a job”, declared Elisabeth Borne by way of assessment, passing her hand on the steps of the Hôtel du Châtelet.

“These results are first and foremost the fruit of necessary, demanding reforms,” she continued, referring in particular to that of unemployment insurance, which she carried out, and which, she said. , “accompanies the French better while setting a clear line: it is always the work that must pay”.

“You are taking up your duties in a ministry with a changed name and even higher ambitions”, since it has become the Ministry of Labour, Full Employment and Integration, she underlined, addressing Olivier Dussopt . “The President of the Republic has set a course: full employment, it has never been so close, so accessible so I am counting on you. (…) Full employment will be your compass”, he told him. -she throws.

The issue of pensions

She also recalled that 730,000 apprenticeship contracts had been signed in 2021, twice as many as in 2017. “Your mission, dear Olivier, will be to bring this figure to one million signed contracts”, she said. enjoins his successor. During her speech, Elisabeth Borne also praised the social partners, unions and employers, who “are the beating heart of our social life. They are demanding, that’s normal and each project must be discussed, studied, built with them. “, did she say.

For his part, Olivier Dussopt, describing himself as “son of workers” and “product of too rare a social ascent that work must allow”, recalled that he would have the heavy task of carrying out the “necessary pension reform ” and that he intended to “dialogue and concert” with the social partners so that it “is carried out successfully” and that it is “as fair as it is responsible”.

Regarding the social partners, Olivier Dussopt, who was Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts in the Castex government, announced that he was going to “receive them all this week in order to discuss with them their projects and their expectations”, and to “immediately establish a working relationship and, I hope, a relationship of trust”.

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