Opportunities for employers under employment programs and measures
OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYERSUNDER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS AND MEASURES www.az.government.bg
FROM SOCIAL ASSISTANCE TOEMPLOYMENT Employers from the real and public sector are eligible to apply for funding Target group: unemployed people receiving monthly social assistance benefits (long-term unemployed people are a priority) Provision of funds for salaries and all contributions (except for the Unemployment Fund) payable by the employer at the amount specified in the NEAP for the respective yearEligible to apply for funding are projects by employers from therespective municipalities providing employment in socially beneficial andpublic activities and projects by private employers providing jobs inrelation to operations improving labor conditions and environment inbuildings and facilities where labor operations take place and annual/permanent jobs are provided and/or in relation to operations connectedwith their major industrial and construction production.
NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYMENTAND TRAINING OF PERMANENTLYDISABLED PEOPLEEligible to apply for funding are real and public sector employers (priorityhave employers who have signed contracts for funding as per Art. 25 of theIntegration of Disabled People Act for provision of access to jobs and foradjustment and/or equipment of work places for disabled people)Target group: people with permanent disabilities or people who haveundergone successful drug addiction treatment, active-age peopleProvision of funds for labor remuneration and allcontributions payable by the employer for a periodof at least 24 months at the amount specified in theNEAP for the respective yearPersons may be employed on a full-time or part-time basis.
RETIREMENT ASSISTANCE Eligible to apply for funding are employers Target group: unemployed people who, as per Art. 68, par. 1 of the Social Insurance Code, lack up to 16 months of length of insurance and up to 2 years of age to acquire a right to a pension or up to 16 months of length of insurance at the pension age with no other NSSI decision on granting a pension based on other grounds Provision of funds for labor remuneration and all contributions (except for the Unemployment Fund) payable by the employer for a period of 3 – 24 months at the amount specified in the NEAP for the respective year Persons may be employed on a full-time or part-time basis.
NEW JOB OPPORTUNITYEligible for funding are employers (priority haveemployers who did not carry out massive layoffsover the last 12 months)Target group: unemployed people laid-off ormade redundant as a result of the economiccrisis in the country and/or restructuring,privatization, enterprise or production insolvencyor liquidation proceedingsProvision of funds for labor remuneration andall contributions payable by the employer for aperiod of up to 6 months
INCENTIVE MEASURES FOREMPLOYERS Eligible for subsidies are only social and health insurance expenditures or expenditures for social and health insurance and labor remuneration Measures include a job sustaining period equal to the period of subsidization (except for measures as per Art. 41, 46, 52, par. 2 and 55e of the Employment Promotion Act) Job creation is subsidized subject to the condition that the employer did not make redundant workers or employees hired at the same job positions as the unemployed persons (as per Art. 36, par. 1, Art. 43, 50, 51, 53, 53а, 55, 55а, 55b and 55c) over the last three months Employers may fill each announced job vacancy with more than one unemployed person referred by the EOD (except for measures as per Art. 41, 46 and 52, par. 2 of the Employment Promotion Act)
INCENTIVE MEASURES FOREMPLOYERS Employers may access funds only for social andhealth insurance expenditures (for a period of notmore than 6 months), whenever they employ: persistently unemployed – with a permanentlymaintained registration of at least 12 months (Art.55c) unemployed people hired for part-time work (Art.51) unemployed people aged 50-64 years whoacquired the right to professional pension for earlyretirement (Art. 55b) in events when micro-enterprises employunemployed people at the first five created jobs (Art.50)
INCENTIVE MEASURES FOREMPLOYERS Employers are provided with funds for labor remuneration and all related social and health insurance contributions (for a period of not more than 6 months), whenever they employ: unemployed young people aged up to 29 years (Art. 36, par. 1) unemployed young permanently disabled people aged up to 29 years, including people with war disabilities and young people from social institutions who have completed their education (Art. 36, par. 2) unemployed permanently disabled people, including people with war disabilities (Art. 52, par. 1) unemployed people – single parents (or adopters) and/or mothers (or female adopters) with children aged up to 3 years (Art. 53)
INCENTIVE MEASURES FOREMPLOYERSEmployers are eligible to be provided with funds forlabor remuneration and all related social andhealth insurance contributions (for a period of notmore than 6 months), whenever they employ:unemployed mothers (female adopters) with childrenaged 3-5 years (Art. 53а)unemployed people who have served time – ifnecessary, they may take part in training conducted byemployers or training organizations (Art. 55)unemployed people aged over 50 years (Art. 55а)unemployed people who completed primary or a lowerdegree of education for apprenticeship purposes. Mentorsreceive supplementary remuneration for the time of theirmentorship (Art. 55d)
INCENTIVE MEASURES FOREMPLOYERS Employers are eligible to be provided with funds for labor remuneration and all related social and health insurance contributions (for a period not longer than 6 months), whenever they employ: unemployed people with a permanently maintained registration for a period of at least 6 months at created “green jobs” in economic activities related to production of commodities and provision of services facilitating environmental protection (Art. 55e) unemployed persistently disabled people at temporary, seasonal or part-time jobs (Art. 52, par. 2) unemployed people or young people aged up to 29 years for internship purposes (Art. 41 and 46) where over the last 24 months they acquired vocational qualification required for the job and without any professional experience in this occupation
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDINGEMPLOYERS:May not have outstanding public liabilitiesShall comply with the granting requirements asper the State Aid ActShall be registered in compliance with theactive legislationMay not have outstanding contractual liabilitiesunder programs, measures and training eventsas well as under Human Resources DevelopmentOperational Program projectsMay not have received funds from othersources for funding the same types ofexpenditure
For further information:www.az.government.bg Phone: 02/980 87 19 Employment Offices