RE-InVEST in Austrian national media
During the 'day of unemployment', the Austrian press referred to the RE-inVEST national report 'social damage of the crisis in Austria'.
While the financial crisis has not hit Austria as strong as other countries, it has had effects: Unemployment is on the rise, in particular among people aged 45 and more. Austerity policy has continued and undermined trust in politics and existing institutions. The core idea of the social investment strategy of the European Commission - “investing in people” - has not gotten to older unemployed in Salzburg.
They have rather been impeded to invest in lifelong learning and training. Furthermore, legal security is undermined insofar as the information and support provided by the Public Employment Service varies with the clerk in charge and because integrated case-management of multiple problems is missing.