Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19044
Authors: 
Jahn, Elke J.
Ochel, Wolfgang
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working papers 1580
Abstract: 
Since 2003 the German Public Employment Service (PES) has been experimenting with the contracting out of various services. One of the new labour market programmes is the 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 PES 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 examines its appropriateness for efficient job placement services.
Subjects: 
contracting out
quasi-markets
temporary agency work
Personnel Service Agency
JEL: 
J64
J41
J23
L33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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