Prime Minister Ciolos: Activation, settling premiums for unemployed, employers hiring jobless, commuters

Prime Minister Ciolos: Activation, settling premiums for unemployed, employers hiring jobless, commuters

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos says that the Government approved incentives and measures that will lead to the creation of jobs, adding that it’s for the first time when European funds and the funds from the state budget are coherently directed in order to have a real impact on the market and on people’s lives.

“A package of measures was approved today by the Government, in order to support the job-seekers, the employers, but also the Romanians abroad who want to work in Romania. There are incentives and correlated measures that will lead to job creation and which are coming with an actual support for the vulnerable categories. For instance, we propose a consistent financial support for those employing jobless persons, but also for the unemployed who find a job far from home. Moreover, the employment programs will aim at the vulnerable groups — already identified — through the Anti-poverty Package — such as young people who don’t have a job and aren’t enrolled in any form of education or vocational training. All this in a framework combining for the first time the European funds and the state-budget funds coherently directed for a real impact in the market and in people’s lives,” Ciolos wrote on Wednesday on his Facebook page.

The Government approved on Wednesday an Emergency Ordinance, which comprises a series of measures in order to fight unemployment and stimulate the employment by the vulnerable categories,” Labour Minister Dragos Paslaru announced in a briefing at Victoria Palace.

“Directly in the Ordinance, technically speaking, we are introducing a 500-RON activation premium for any long time unemployed compensated with the MIG (Minimum Income Guarantee), who signs a labour contract”, mentioned the minister, also adding that in order to benefit from this money the person has to be employed minimum 3 months with the same employer.

Paslaru announced that in the Ordinance adopted by the Government a so-called mobility package could be found and involves the state support for commuting and to relocating from one area of the country to another.

“We introduce and redefine, for the first time, the concept of commuting support. We are talking about a premium that allows any person from this country who wants to get hired, being unemployed, at more than 15 km from their residence to receive an allowance worth 0.5 RON per kilometer, which is capped at 55 RON per day, that will allow them to go and work far from home,” Dragos Paslaru explained. More…