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Factsheet for measure PT-2020-23/966 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 06 June 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||Heloisa Perista and Maria da Paz Campos Lima (CESIS) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 July 2020 (updated 05 August 2020)|
The Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 41/2020, of 6 June, that approved the Economic and Social Stabilisation Programme, established new measures to promote and extend teleworking (2.6), among which is the support to business in the interior regions with incidence on support to companies for hiring on the basis of teleworking contracts (188.8.131.52).
Within the scope of the +CO3SO Jobs Programme a new support to job creation was put in place supporting all the direct costs associated with the jobs created, namely the remuneration plus the respective contributory expenses borne by the employer, for a maximum period of 36 months.
In addition to this support, the measure Working in the Interior Regions Programme (2.6.2) provides additional support to coastal companies that create teleworking jobs in interior regions (184.108.40.206). Coastal companies will receive an amount equivalent to 0.5% of Social Support Index (SSI in 2020 = 438,81€), per job created, for each month of support, regardless of the number of jobs created, whenever teleworking jobs are created in interior regions.
Not estimated yet.
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Company / Companies
Local / regional government
EU (Council, EC, EP)
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social Partners were consulted at the Standing Committee for Social Concertation.
Eurofound (2020), Support to companies for hiring on the basis of teleworking contracts in interior regions, measure PT-2020-23/966 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2020-23_966.html
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