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.
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 employment contract offered to the job seeker must be:
The jobseeker must be:
Eligible employers are required to have sought the opinion of their staff delegation regarding the creation of a new work-integration job.
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.
To obtain refunds of their salary-related costs, the employer must file a declaration of claim with the ADEM every 3 months.
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.
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:
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.
Refunds of salary-related costs automatically cease:
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