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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-22/1887 – measures in Spain
, applies regionally
|Time period||Temporary, 26 May 2020 – 30 October 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||24 April 2021 (updated 30 April 2021)|
Older workers, and in particular those aged 55 or more, may face significant problems to find a new job once they're unemployed. These subsidies are aimed to support companies in hiring workers who, on the start date of the eligible contract, have 55 or more years and have been fired from the start date of the alarm state until the date determined in the corresponding call or come from companies that have closed in that period.
Self-employed workers and SMEs with less than 250 employees may benefit from these incentives. Moreover, companies and self-employed must comply with the following requirements:
The amount of the subsidy will be €8,000 per worker hired on full-time basis. Workers hired though this policy measure must have been fired or become unemployed due to business closure after the beginning of the state of alarm.
No information available.
Older people in employment (aged 55+)
One person or microenterprises
|Does not apply to citizens|
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were involved in tripartite social dialogue with the regional government in order to define policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Some of the agreements reached in that process were translated into law.
As social partners were involved in social dialogue with the government, they fully support this measure.
Eurofound (2021), Subsidies to encourage the hiring of older workers, measure ES-2020-22/1887 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-22_1887.html
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