Monday, 22 September 2014 - 16:29
Over 4,300 young adults hired in unemployment scheme
4,350 young adults are being trained as skilled workers in the transport and logistics and metal and mobility sectors. This was announced by Mirjam Sterk on Monday during Work Week, when numerous events are organized to help young people find work. Companies that sell and maintain cars, scooters, bikes and motorcycles are very interested in the extra subsidy to teach young people. In recent weeks 1,465 young people applied for a pupil premium. This is more than the 1,450 apprenticeships that were agreed upon in the sector plan for the industry. Nearly 1,900 of the 2,600 teaching workstation that were agreed upon with metal companies, have been realized. The Cabinet and companies withdrew 600 million euro each for sector plans and dismissed staff, to guide them to other work and extra apprenticeships for young people. The pupil premium is a wage subsidy of up to 1,350 euros per year.