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This policy brief outlines a randomized evaluation of two job counseling programmes implemented in France in 2007. It assesses the impact of a reinforced counseling programme offered by private contractors versus public employment services. Nearly 44,000 job seekers were randomly selected to be part of the evaluation.

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An intensive counseling program for job seekers at risk of long-term unemployment in France helped them find work sooner than the standard low-intensity counseling programme, and the counseling was more effective when provided by a public agency than by private contractors.

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