Contracting out Employment Services Involving Temporary Agency Work in Germany
AbstractSince 2003 the German Public Employment Service has been experimenting with the contracting out of various services. One of the new labour market programmes is Personnel Service Agencies, which provide client firms with jobseekers on a temporary assignment basis and are responsible for integrating jobseekers into non-subsidised employment. By contracting out employment services, the Public Employment Service seeks to exploit efficiency gains characteristic of enterprises that compete in quasi-markets. In order to integrate jobseekers as rapidly as possible, a result-oriented system of incentives has been developed. This paper describes the institutional setting and ex-amines its appropriateness for efficient job placement services.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 13820.
Date of creation: 2007
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Publication status: Published in Journal of European Social Policy 2.17(2007): pp. 125-138
Contracting-out; personnel service agency; quasi-markets; temporary agency work;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
- J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
- L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
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