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Teillohnjobs: ?share-salary jobs?

Country of implementation
Switzerland
General short description of the innovation
This measure employs people in social assistance in little paid jobs (depending on the workload, varying between 1?600 and 3?200 CHF - 1316 and 2633 Euros - for a 100% workload), complementing the earnings through social assistance. The jobs are offered either directly by the city or by private partners. The aim is to allow the participants to make a part of their earnings themselves, relieving social assistance, and to facilitate a future reintegration into the labour market for most of them. / Eligibility criteria: people in social assistance in the city of Zrich, Swiss citizens or entitled to a work permit, who are able to work for at least 50% but not placeable at the moment.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • social
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Started in 2006.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: For the year 2011 the town council asked for a total of 27,4 million CHF ? 22,5 million Euros - for gross expenditures (21,2 million CHF ? 17,4 million Euros - for the jobs offered directly by the city, and 6,2 million ? 5,1 million Euros - for the jobs offered by the private partners).
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: unknown
  • Spatial coverage: local: at the city level (Zrich)
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Employing people at the benefit of social assistance allows them to develop skills and to make part of their earnings themselves. The main objectives of this project are to facilitate the future labour market integration of the participants and to relieve social assistance.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
medium, programmatic change
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • others (Jobs for people in social assistance)
  • wages (People in social assistance are enabled to earn part of their earnings themselves.)
Intended target group
People at the benefit of social assistance.
Working age population
  • employment situation (Unemployed)
  • main source of income: social protection (Social Assistance)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • employers (organised or individual)
  • municipal government
Clarification of the role of various actors
The measure is carried out in collaboration with 5 private companies.
Intended output
  • others (Jobs for people in social assistance)
  • wages (People in social assistance are able to earn part of their earnings, alleviating social assistance.)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
in 2012 it has been assessed that 25 to 35% of participants have been able to find a job on the labour market after the participation to the programsome of the participants were able to find a job on the first labour market after having participated in the measure.
Intended and unintended outcomes
in 2012 it has been assessed that 25 to 35% of participants have been able to find a job on the first labour market after participating to the program.
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