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Call for expressions of interest for the ESF funding programme "100 Ideas against Long-Term Unemployment Competition

As a result of the Corona pandemic, long-term unemployment has risen sharply and the chances of the long-term unemployed to take up employment subject to social security contributions have worsened.

A competition is therefore being held to find good ideas and committed people who can build up a new business field related to the digital and/or sustainable recovery of the economy and in the process create sustainable employment prospects for the long-term unemployed.

The Ministry will fund the development and implementation of the strategy for setting up an idea as well as the hiring and training of a long-term unemployed person with a maximum of 50,000 euros.

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ESF funding programme "Action 10,000 Perspectives

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Many people lost their jobs and/or were unable to take up employment during the pandemic. This particularly affected sectors that were restricted by the contact restriction and other measures to protect the population and contain the pandemic.

New hires in times of the pandemic often involve a lot of extra work for employers. Additional occupational health and safety measures have to be taken in the companies.

For this reason, companies with fewer than 50 employees are to be supported in the hiring of new employees with a one-time training allowance of 1,500 euros. The lump-sum training allowance can be applied for six months after a new hire if the employment relationship continues.

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