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Factsheet for case ES-2020-31/1252 – measures in Spain

Subsidies for hiring people with disabilities in the open labour market of Castilla-La Mancha 2020/93

Subvenciones para la contratación de personas con discapacidad en el mercado ordinario de trabajo de Castilla-La Mancha 2020/93

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES42 Castilla-La Mancha
Time period Open ended, started on 28 July 2020
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies, incl. subsidised job creation
Author Alejandro Godino (UAB)
Case created 06 October 2020 (updated 27 November 2020)

Background information

This measure aims to facilitate access to the open labor market for people with disabilities through aids for initial permanent contracts, for the conversion of temporary workers with disabilities into permanent, and for the adaptation of workplaces of employees with disabilities. The regional Government of Castilla La Mancha approved this measure on June 2020 (Decree 25/2020) within its employment policy framework to promote the labour market integration of people with disabilities. The regional Minister of Economy, Business and Employment of the government of Castilla La Mancha has highlighted the importance of maintaining investment to promote the employment of people with disabilities in the open labour market in the current crisis caused by the coronavirus.

Content of measure

All private organisations (including also non-lucrative entities) employing people with disabilities are potentially beneficiaries of these aids. A total amount of €1,200,000 is the budget for these subsidies. The subsidies to support the permanent full time contracts consist of €5,500 for each male employee with disabilities employed and €6,000 for female employees. This amount can increase €1,000 if it is the first permanent contract in the company for the employed person, or if they meet any of the following requirements: cerebral palsy, mental illness or intellectual disability, with a recognised degree equal to or greater than 33%; physical or sensory disability, with a recognized degree equal to or greater than 65%; or age equal to or greater than 45 years.

Use of measure

The Castilla La Mancha' Government does not provide an estimation of potential beneficiaries. However, considering the total and indicidual amounts of the subsidies, around 208 workers with disabilities could be benefited indirectly.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Disabled workers
Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
Local / regional government
Public employment service
National funds
Regional funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


This measure is confinanced by the national public employment service (SEPE). Unions and Employer Organisations are consulted about its activities through the participation in the SEPE General Council.

Views and reactions

There are not specific views neither reactions of social actors on this measure.



Eurofound (2020), Subsidies for hiring people with disabilities in the open labour market of Castilla-La Mancha 2020/93, case ES-2020-31/1252 (measures in Spain), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.