(NYSE:ACN) has been awarded a multi-year contract by the Government
of Sardinia to assist the Regional Ministry of Labor and Vocational
Training in the development of innovative Public Employment Services
(PES). Under the agreement, Accenture will provide management
consulting and technology
services to help the Ministry integrate education, vocational
training and employment processes and services.
By digitizing administrative processes and improving information sharing
between labor market stakeholders, the Ministry will be able to offer
more personalized and efficient services to jobseekers and employers. It
also will be better able to analyze labor market data to evaluate the
performance and effectiveness of programs and policies.
"This transformation program will help the Ministry offer more
effective, customized services to job seekers," said Mariano Ignazio
Contu, Regional Minister of Labor and Vocational Training. "We
aim to reduce the time for delivery of benefits, improve the quality of
services provided and ultimately, improve the hort- and longer-term
balance of labor supply and demand as well as citizens' ability to
succeed in the job market."
"Completing the PES transformation program will enable the Ministry to
reorganize, modernize and create innovative labor and unemployment
services that are appropriate for today's market," said Gianmario
Pisanu, who leads Accenture's Health & Public Service
business in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
"Leveraging the latest technology to streamline processes and increase
coordination of services will improve response times, strengthen the
ability to match vacancies to job seekers' skills and experience and
enable the government to provide more support to help young people
transition from school to the workplace."
The project will leverage Accenture's extensive experience working with
human services agencies globally as well as its Integrated
Virtual Labor Market (IVLM) approach, which combines a set of assets
and IT solutions designed to help clients improve quality services and
efficiencies related to employment.
Sardinia is one of five autonomous regions of Italy, with a population
of more than 1.6 million. Rising unemployment following the global
economic recession led the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training to
launch a broad Public Employment Services (PES) transformation program.
Accenture worked with the Ministry on the previous phases of the PES
transformation which has been recognized by the European Commission as
an example of best practice in public service process and technology
Learn more about Accenture's Human
Service practice, Accenture
Integrated Social Services and its global program Delivering
Public Service for the Future.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 people serving clients
in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience,
comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions,
and extensive research on the world's most successful companies,
Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance
businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of
US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page
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