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Wage subsidies

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
RPEC (Regional Public Employment Centers) managed several measures the aim of which was to preserve jobs. RPEC interventions were covering: a) wage subsidy to prevent layoff [firms], b) wage subsidy to support STWA [firms], c) wage subsidy to support the re-employment of crisis-related unemployed [firms], and also providing d) commuting cost subsidies. The RPEC was fully in charge of implementation.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Mar 2009 - Dec 2010
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Budgets: 32 million EUR
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: No data available
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Measures to increase labor demand / Subsidies to employers who maintain existing jobs
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
short term
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • typical strategy for the innovation (optional; according to Obinger)-encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • wages
Intended target group
Firms affected by the crises
Employers-private institutional actors
firms affected by the crises
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-agency or national social insurance body
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-beneficiaries/users
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-central state
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-private for-profit organisations (commercial)
Intended output
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • wages
Intended and unintended outcomes
no data available
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Job protection measure
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