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Bureau of International Labor Affairs

ILAB Press Release: Seminar Papers Compare Service Sector Entrepreneurship in U.S. and Europe [03/21/2000]

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The service sector has generated the most job growth since the 1980s in both the U.S. and Europe. That growth, however, has been much stronger in the U.S. The U.S. Labor Department today released a compilation of issues papers from a joint U.S.-European Union seminar on job creation and entrepreneurship.

The seminar explored what elements make up an environment conducive to entrepreneurship and provided a forum for exchange of ideas on best practices and lessons learned. Seminar participants included government officials, representatives of labor and business, academics and entrepreneurs.

The seminar covered four broad areas: overview of job creation and the service sector; case studies; issues for workshops; and, policy discussions.

The seminar was held October 18-19, 1999, in Washington, D.C. The program was part of the continuing cooperation and efforts of the Working Group on Employment set up under the New Transatlantic Agenda signed by the U.S. and the European Union in 1995. Under this cooperative arrangement, the emphasis has been on employment, job creation and shared prosperity.

Copies of the seminar papers may be requested from Robert Bednarzik, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, by telephone at (202) 219-6100 X 135 or by e-mail at

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Bureau of International Labor Affairs
March 21, 2000
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