Pôle Emploi is the organisation responsible for providing the public service of employment assistance. It was formed by merging the ANPE with the ASSEDIC network, a move formalised by the law of February 13th 2008 concerning the reform of public employment service. It is the Pôle Emploi’s responsibility to support all jobseekers in their search until they find employment, guarantee the payment of benefits to entitled jobseekers, help businesses with their recruitment process and collect their subscription fees.
The aim was to create an agency which provides jobseekers with a single contact point for managing their job offers and benefit entitlements. Pôle Emploi has legally existed since December 19th 2008, the date of the first meeting of its board of directors.