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Labour insertion programme for long-term unemployed people that have exhausted the unemployment benefits

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
The labour insertion programme for long-term unemployed people that have exhausted the unemployment benefits is an employment and training measures addressed to improve the employability of the mentioned group through the training and professional experience and their activation in the job searching. / The professional experience will be formalized through a full-time labour contract for, at least, 6 months. / The training will be received during the first 6 months of the labour professional experience. / During the next month after finish the labour contract the unemployed people will receive professional orientation to the active employment searching from the Employment Office with a maximum duration of 8 hours per week. /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
  • general fiscal
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
This policy is announced for the year 2013.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Temporary
  • Budgets: 10,000,000?
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: Regional
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
To improve the employability of the unemployed, who have exhausted unemployment benefits through training and professional experience and activation.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
To improve the employability of the unemployed
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • lifelong learning (This policy contains a training programme to long-term unemployed people )
  • subsidies/tax-credits (The aids are addressed to cover the wage costs and the Social Security contributions and the training costs)
Clarification of intended mechanisms, outputs and outcomes (optional)
The prolonged unemployed situations promote a gap between the worker professional competences and the changing demands of knowledge and skills from the labour market. For this reason it is very important to include this target group in the appropriate training programmes.
Intended target group
Long-term unemployed registered as jobseekers in the Employment Offices of the Community of Madrid who have exhausted the unemployment benefits. Inside this group, unemployed with children under 16 years old or with disabilities will be preferred. / The long-term unemployed situation is understood as people continuously registered as jobseeker during 12 or more months before their incorporation to the programme. /
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members) (Not extractive, but unemployed with children under 16 years old or older with disabilities are preferred.)
  • employment situation (Long-term unemployed)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (Without any kind of income)
  • main source of income: social protection (Without benefits)
Employers-private institutional actors
Companies with at least one working centre in the Community of Madrid and Non-profit organizations
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • regional government (Employment, Tourism and Culture Regional Ministry)
Intended output
  • others (Non-assessed yet)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Non-assessed yet
Intended and unintended outcomes
Non-assessed yet
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This active labour market policy is addressed to reinsert long-term unemployed people in the labour market, providing them new knowledge through a training programme and labour experiences to improve their employability.
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