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€400 incentive to increase youth employment

PUBLISHED: March 5, 2013 at 9:00 am  •  LAST EDITED: March 5, 2013 at 7:29 am
Andalucia, Lead  •  2 Comments

€400 incentive to increase youth employment

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By Kathryn Richardson

BUSINESSES could have a new reason to employ young people after the government proposed plans to pay part of their wage.

The Junta wants to create a new job pool for university and professional training graduates and pay €400 of their salary if they are hired.

The incentive is part of the government’s €167.5million youth employment plan which has already been approved.

It applies to qualified people up to the age of 35.

The Junta’s €500million employment package hopes to create 42,000 new jobs this year.

Spain’s youth unemployment rate is currently at a record high of 55%, the second highest in Europe following Greece.

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March 5th, 2013 1:29 pm

What about the ones who weren’t bright enough to go to university, do they just get forgotten about.


March 5th, 2013 1:36 pm

Or if you’re over 35… goodbye.

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