The Cyprus EURES
In Cyprus, EURES is well intergraded into the operations of the PES. Since 2004, PES has nominated 9 Labour Officers for the position of EURES Advisors; all of them received the proper training at EU Level, and are currently placed at Central and District Level in the PES Offices
Seven EURES Advisors are placed at District and Local Labour Offices, while two EURES Advisors are placed at Central Level. Each EURES Advisor is responsible for all vacancies of his or her area.
In every District and Local PES Office, EURES Services are highly visible. EURES Desks, clearly marked with EURES signs, are situated next to other PES services while job seekers can access the EURES Job Portal from the self-service area available in all offices.
Finally, all employers wishing to place a vacancy through the PES Vacancy System are always being informed about EURES and most of them visit the EURES advisors for assistance.
EURES is also an integrated part of the PES policy on issuing work permits to third country nationals. Based on our operational guidelines, all employers should advertise their vacancies in EURES for a period or 45 days, and only if there is no interest from European citizens to fulfill these vacancies, their demand for issuing a work permit is being reviewed by the PES.