Voivodeship Labour Office in Katowice
Established in 2000, the Voivodeship Labour Office in Katowice is an organizational unit of the local authorities of the Silesian Voivodeship. Its responsibilities are concerned with developing labour market policy as well as initiating and supporting activities promoting and stimulating development of the labour market in the Silesian Voivodeship.
The key mission of the Voivodeship Labour Office is to promote employment, reduce unemployment effects and stimulate job activation aiming to reach a high rate of employment, human resources development, high quality of work as well as to foster social inclusion.
VLO tasks and objectives include, among others, the organisation of employment placements abroad, provision of vocational guidance and vocational information, promotion of entrepreneurship, obtaining funds and pursuing projects under European Union programmes, development of a regional plan of action for employment, division of the Labour Fund resources, implementation of the European Social Fund within the Silesian Voivodeship, as well as performing various analyses regarding the regional labour market.
The Office has got broad experience in the implementation of different projects in the framework of the following European Programmes: Interreg IIIA, European Social Fund, Cross-border Partnership Eures – T Beskydy, Lifelong Learning Programme (Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig), EaSI, Erasmus+.