Govt Allocates around 4.5 mln USD to Promote Employment
Albanian Daily News
Published February 21, 2017

The National Employment Service
is expected to open within this month the applications to benefit from
employment promotion fund made available for this year by this entity. This
support which has been applied for several years aims to encourage businesses
to create new jobs.

Even this year, the fund is around $4.5
million and is expected to be distributed to a total of around 500 enterprises.
Business application is made by addressing the regional directorates and local
employment offices.

Through an open competition and the
scoring system, the Employment Service will announce the winning enterprises.
Business support through this fund has brought direct effects, employing every
year about 3-4 thousand unemployed, as government source say.

Distribution of money to benefiting
businesses is carried out in installments and runs for 4 salaries paid by the
state to the extent of minimum wages and social and health insurance for a year
for each employee.

Previous years, the fund was distributed
in various businesses, but the ones that had more advantages are companies
operating in the sector of ordered materials and production-processing

Apparel sector will again have the
advantage of paying tax of 15 percent, 5 percent of which is stored in a
special fund to be used for the employment of vulnerable groups, especially
women, youth and other vulnerable groups.

Meanwhile, high priority will be paid to
the underdeveloped areas, such as north of the country, because unemployment is
higher in those zones.

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