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Factsheet for measure SI-2010-44/2674 – measures in Slovenia

Public support for job seekers whose employment is at risk

Javna pomoč za iskalce zaposlitve, katerih zaposlitev je ogrožena

Country Slovenia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 27 October 2010
Context Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Income protection beyond short-time work
– Income support for unemployed
Author Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound
Measure added 23 June 2022 (updated 08 November 2022)

Background information

According to the Labour Market Regulation Act, support is available for employees whose job is at risk due to a collective or individual dismissal with a notice period. Also, job seekers with a fixed-term contract expiring in three months are entitled to the support of the instrument. Employees register with the ZRSZ three working days after being served with notice of termination of their employment contract. The employer must allow these workers to be absent from work at least one day a week during the notice period in order to receive job-search assistance.

Content of measure

The public employment service provides the job seeker the usual career counselling which includes:

  • individual counselling and assistance for creating an employment plan,
  • in-depth career counselling including personal competency assessment,
  • assistance for career guidance skills development,
  • employment incentives,
  • promotion of self-employment,
  • right and obligation to participate in active labour market policy measures,
  • creation of an individual employment plan.

Workers whose employment is at risk are invited to register with the Employment Service of Slovenia within three days after the notification of termination of employment. Employers, on the other hand, notify the Employment Service of Slovenia about the termination of employment contracts via the ‘Employer Portal’. During the notice period, workers have a right to be absent from work for at least one day per week to get job search assistance. For the time of absence, the Employment Service of Slovenia reimburses employee's gross salary to employers. The programme is funded by national and European funds

Use of measure

Since 2020, workers whose employment is at risk are no more obliged to register with the Employment Service within three days after the notification of termination of employment. If a worker failed to enlist on time, the cash allowances dropped by 40% for the first three months, but not less than €350. The provision was withdrawn after two years, allegedly due to its inefficiency.

For 2020, the ministry of labour reported that workers at risk of losing their jobs participated in two educational programmes: SPIN and Start a Career with a Potential. The projects aim at helping people develop their careers, gain additional skills and knowledge, and make the transition to a new job quicker and easier. A total of 280 job seekers were involved in these projects.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Public employment service
European Funds
National funds

Social partners

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

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

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

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown



Views and reactions



  • 12 October 2010: Labour Market Regulation Act (Zakon o urejanju trga dela, ZUTD (
  • 27 October 2010: Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (MDDSZ), Annual Report on the Implementation of Labour Market Measures for 2020 (SI (
  • 12 April 2013: Employment Service of Slovenia, Employment and job search (SI (
  • 15 November 2018: Eurofound (2018), Public and social partner based support for redundan (


Eurofound (2022), Public support for job seekers whose employment is at risk, measure SI-2010-44/2674 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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