Get a pay subsidy card and find a job
A pay subsidy is an economic support that a TE Office may grant an employer to cover the pay costs of an unemployed jobseeker.
- For you the pay subsidy is an opportunity to get work for which your professional skills are not quite sufficient, or whose completion is affected by a disability or illness.
Work supported by the pay subsidy is always either normal employment or apprenticeship training. The employment can be open-ended, or fixed term, and either full time, or part time.
- You will be paid according to the applicable collective agreement or, if no applicable collective agreement exists, a prevalent and reasonable wage for the job in question
- Your employer can receive pay subsidies for up to 30%, 40%, or 50% of your pay costs.
An employer can receive a pay subsidy only for the hiring of a person who is registered as an unemployed job seeker at a TE Office.
A TE Office can grant a pay subsidy for your pay costs if
- it helps you find employment
- it has been agreed upon in your employment plan
- the employer and your job meet the conditions required for the granting of a pay subsidy
- the TE Office has the necessary funding available.
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How to apply
When you have registered at a TE Office as an unemployed job-seeker or if your unemployment is ongoing and your need for service is to be re-evaluated, you can discuss your need for a pay subsidy with the TE Office.
- The possibility for work on a pay subsidy will be added to your employment plan.
- If you need a certificate of the possibility for a pay subsidy to show an employer to back up your job search, you can be issued a pay subsidy card. The card is valid for three months at a time.
Seek employment actively on your own:
- Make sure that the possibility for a pay subsidy is included in your employment plan.
- Contact interested employers and apply for available positions.
- Remember to mention to the employer that a pay subsidy is available for hiring you.
- If you get a job, ask the employer to contact the TE Office or to submit a pay subsidy application well before the employment begins.
- Your employment cannot begin before the TE Office has granted the pay subsidy to the employer.
The TE Office can also offer you work with a pay subsidy.