Employment Promotion Programs in Albania: Problems and Recommendations
Jonida Gashi
Jonida Gashi, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Economics, Faculty of Business, Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres, Durres, Albania.
Manuscript received on June 19, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2015. | Manuscript published on July 15, 2015. | PP: 4-7 | Volume-1 Issue-9, July 2015. | Retrieval Number: I0078071915
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Abstract: This paper aims to discuss and serve as encouragement for future debates on the effectiveness of current employment promotion programs in Albania, as well as on Albania’s stand facing the challenges from the European Union integration process. The paper examines the labor market in Albania, the effects of employment promotion programs undertaken, as well as the impact of participation in European Union pre-accession programs. By taking into account the future development of Albania, politically and economically, the paper intends to make some recommendations, mostly concerning the need to shift from funding welfare schemes for the employed and unemployed towards schemes that promote business and economic growth, and schemes that qualify and requalify the workforce.
Keywords: Economy of Albania, employment promotion schemes, unemployment, workforce qualification.