Élisabeth Borne Minister of Labour has today January 3, announced that aid for the employment of young people “one young person, one solution”, will extend beyond the end of January.
The Minister said, “The health situation will remain difficult in the coming weeks and will lead us to extend (…) the bonus of 4000 euros per year for the hiring, in CDD of more than three months or in CDI of a young person under 26 and 5,000 or 8,000 euros in aid for an apprenticeship or professionalization contract.”
“The figures show that our plan is bearing fruit,” she added referring to the measure which was launched in July when the coronavirus health crisis was discovered to have severely affected the employment of youths.
Élisabeth Borne mentioned about 1052 million young people who’re recruited on fixed-term contracts of at least three months or on permanent contracts between August and the end of November, almost as many as in 2019.
“More than 220,000 bonuses have already been distributed”, Elisabeth Borne added while recalling the unprecedented success of apprenticeship with 440,000 contracts signed in 2020, against 353,000 in 2019.
Moreover, JDD saw about thirty business leaders who called in a forum for “a collective mobilization for French youth,” with the aim of offering 100,000 job offers by the end of January on the site “1jeune1solution. gouv.fr.”
Currently, more than 50,000 job offers are available on the site, with 1,000 companies part of the program, according to the text. “Let’s take that number up. Our goal, to be able to offer more than 100,000 job offers by the end of January.”
The promoters of the forum, including BNP, SNCF, La Poste and Total and Vinci, noted that more than a million young people have been recruited on long contracts since August, and that apprenticeship hired reached an unprecedented and unexpected peak in 2020.
They also said the feared increase in youth unemployment has been greatly reduced.