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After having occupied for “more than twenty years” varied positions in human assets, Dominique (the folks talked about by their first identify didn’t want to give their identify) now finds herself ” on the other side “that of job seekers, following financial dismissal in November 2023. Once the “psychological shock” linked to the lack of his place and after an inconclusive expertise of some weeks at the beginning of the 12 months, this 55-year-old former recruitment supervisor is pressured to take care of a each day life that resembles “real working days”.

From daybreak, Dominique sifts by means of job affords, applies for a few of them, contacts recruiters, goes to interviews, all whereas protecting updated with present points in his sector.“as currently on artificial intelligence”. At the tip of his days, this father writes down on his laptop all of the actions undertaken ” For [se] to present the impression [qu’il n’a] not handed [sa] day of doing nothing”earlier than getting ready a “to-do list” duties to finish the subsequent day: “It’s a slightly excessive way of operating, but I absolutely want to find a job. »

So when the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, announces a new reform of unemployment insurance – new rules must be set from July 1 – and the increase in controls for “further encourage people to return to work” arguing that “work must always pay better than inactivity”, Dominique wonders if the manager “consider carefully the psychological side of being unemployed”. “ We are not here to do nothing and wait for it to passhe justifies himself. Work helps structure each human being; when you don't have a job, you feel on the margins of society. »

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The Prime Minister's desire to once again tighten the rules of unemployment insurance by proposing to reduce the duration of compensation, to reduce the amount or to increase the working time necessary to benefit from compensation was thus perceived by many people looking for work as another hard blow received in a path already strewn with pitfalls.

Unemployed and receiving active solidarity income (RSA), Anne-Laure deplores, ” a speech which makes the most precarious feel guilty”. “If there really was real support, fine. But there isn't even that.” rejects this 60-year-old former editorial secretary, who criticizes France Travail in particular for a lack of regular monitoring. This Ile-de-France resident was offered several proposals that she considers “inadequate” by the group, akin to this provide to be an accountant, ” SO [qu’elle n’a] no expertise in accounting »earlier than being directed in the direction of coaching to turn into a safety agent for the Olympic Games. “I find myself being directed towards something that doesn’t suit me, but hey it will allow me to work…”she explains, with a sure fatalism.

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