A French student sticks sign on face which reads "CPE is harmful to future" in protest against the government's new plan for reducing joblessness, in Lille, northern France March 16, 2006. The new job contract, known as the CPE, would allow firms to hire youths under 26 for a two-year trial period before offering them a permanent job.

- Image ID: 2D1Y142

A French student sticks sign on face which reads "CPE is harmful to future" in protest against the government's new plan for reducing joblessness, in Lille, northern France March 16, 2006. The new job contract, known as the CPE, would allow firms to hire youths under 26 for a two-year trial period before offering them a permanent job.

REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID: 2D1Y142