Wage subsidy for 15,000 unemployed
Three new programs for 15,000 unemployed people are preparing to "throw" the OAED in the market immediately after the end of the summer, in order to stem the impending "wave" of layoffs in the private sector that will bring the expiration of the protection period due to coronavirus.
Among other things, 100% of the cost of hiring 5,000 unemployed 18-29 year olds in enterprises is subsidised for 6 months.
The programmes involve the recruitment of unemployed people from private or public companies in less developed regions of the country (such as the North Aegean, Epirus, Thrace and Western Greece), but also the 6-month internship of young people in companies, with basic salary.
More specifically, next September, according to reports, the following programmes are available:
- Employment programme for unemployed people aged 30 and over in the less developed regions of the country. The programme will subsidise up to € 700 per month for 12 months 75% of wage and non-wage costs for the recruitment of 7 000 long-term unemployed persons aged 30 and over in private enterprises in Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, Central Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly and Western Greece.
- Work experience programme in the digital economy. The programme will subsidise up to €600 per month for 6 months 100% of wage and non-wage costs for the recruitment of 5,000 unemployed 18-29 year olds in private enterprises.
- Work experience programme in areas of high unemployment. The programme will subsidise up to EUR 813 per month for 7 months 100% of the wage and non-wage costs for the recruitment of 3,000 unemployed 18-30 year olds in private and public enterprises in Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, Central Greece, Thessaly and the North Aegean.
Which programmes accept applications
At the same time, 9 employment actions for specific categories of unemployed people are currently "running" in the OAED:
- Employment Programme for 3,500 unemployed graduates aged 22-29 years old (the subsidy amounts to 75% of the monthly wage and non-wage costs with a maximum of 750 € per month). Employment programme for 8 000 unemployed persons aged 18-29 years (the subsidy amounts to 75% of the monthly wage and non-wage costs with a maximum of 750 € per month).
- Employment Programme for unemployed persons aged 30 and over (the subsidy is increased from 50% to 75% of the monthly wage and non-wage costs and the ceiling from 600 € to 750 € monthly).Long-term unemployed 55-67 years old (the subsidy is increased from 50% to 75% of the monthly wage and non-wage costs and the ceiling from 600 € to 750 € per month); Employment Programme for Unemployed from Vulnerable Social Groups (the subsidy is increased from 70% to 90% of the monthly wage and non-wage costs up to 800 € per month).
- Attica Publishing Programme (the grant for each day of full-time employment is EUR 26 and does not exceed 25 days per month, up to a maximum of EUR 650).
Work Experience Programme in Epirus (OAED pays a monthly allowance of 550€ net, plus full insurance contributions and a proportion of holiday bonuses and holiday allowance).
- Employment Programme in Smart Specialisation Sectors (with a maximum grant of €700 per month for degree holders, €750 for postgraduate degree holders and €800 for PhD holders).
Labour Market Reintegration Grant Programme (the long-term unemployed allowance of €200 per month and an additional daily allowance of €8 per day).
- Second Business Opportunity Programme (the grant amount ranges from 12,000 to 24,000 euros and can reach 36,000 euros with the extension of the programme)
Elefsina pilot project (the grant amount is 60% of the monthly salary and non-salary costs, with a maximum of 700 euros/month, while alternative options for the duration of the grant are provided without commitment.
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