Aid for the creation of a work-integration job for a long-term unemployed person

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Employers who wish to create a work-integration job for a long-term unemployed person can, in certain circumstances, apply for financial aid.

Applications must be submitted to the National Employment Agency (Agence pour le développement de l'emploi - ADEM).

This financial aid cannot be combined with the aid in support of the hiring of older unemployed people.

Who is concerned?

The creation of a position to employ a long-term unemployed person, and the related financial aid, may only be applied for by the following employers:

  • the Government;
  • communal authorities and associations of communes;
  • public establishments;
  • societal-impact companies whose share capital is made up entirely (100 %) of impact shares;
  • non-profit associations;
  • foundations.


The employment contract offered to the job seeker must be:

If an existing job has become vacant and can be filled through the normal hiring process, the employer may not create a new work-integration job for a long-term unemployed person.

The jobseeker must be:

  • at least 30 years old;
  • registered with the ADEM and have been unemployed for at least 12 months.

Preliminary steps

Eligible employers are required to have sought the opinion of their staff delegation regarding the creation of a new work-integration job.

How to proceed

Initial application

Employers are asked to contact the ADEM and file an application for aid to create a work-integration job for a long-term unemployed person.

Quarterly declarations

To obtain refunds of their salary-related costs, the employer must file a declaration of claim with the ADEM every 3 months.

Required supporting documents for the quarterly declarations

The quarterly declarations must be accompanied by pay slips for the months concerned and the employee's certificate of affiliation to the Joint Social Security Centre (Centre commun de la sécurité sociale - CCSS).

When submitting the first quarterly declaration, a copy of the employment contract must also be submitted.

Amount and duration of aid

For long-term unemployed persons aged 30 to 49, the aid is granted for the first 3 consecutive years following the hiring of the employee under a permanent employment contract (contrat de travail à durée indéterminée - CDI).

The Employment Fund (Fonds pour l’emploi) refunds the salary-related costs actually incurred, as follows:

  • 100 % of the salary-related costs for the 1st year;
  • 80 % of the salary-related costs for the 2nd year;
  • 60 % of the salary-related costs for the 3rd year.

For unemployed people aged 50 or over, the Employment Fund refunds 100 % of the salary-related costs actually incurred until the day the employee begins receiving an old-age pension.

The amount of the refund for salary-related costs is capped at 150 % of the social minimum wage for unskilled workers.

The employer will be required to repay the Employment Fund 75 % of the refunded amounts they received if the permanent employment contract is terminated before the end of the 6th year of the contract, for reasons unrelated to the employee.

If one of the parties unilaterally terminates the employment contract during the trial period, the employer will not be bound by the obligation to repay the Employment Fund.

End of the financial aid

Refunds of salary-related costs automatically cease:

  • at the end of the period for which the financial aid is granted; or
  • if the employee is dismissed or resigns.

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Who to contact

Employer Services

Related procedures and links


Employment, Recruitment & Training


Further information

Financial support for employers

on the Employment Portal (ADEM)


Social parameters

Consult the current social parameters.

Legal references

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