The purpose of work supported by pay subsidy is to enhance the professional competence of prospective employees to be hired with pay subsidy, and to help them find work in the open labour market.
An unemployed jobseeker may be granted a pay subsidy if the TE Office estimates that the unemployment is due to shortcomings in professional competence and that the subsidised work will improve the jobseeker’s professional competence and opportunities to find employment in the open labour market.
An unemployed jobseeker who is 60 years old or older may be granted a pay subsidy if they have been unemployed for at least 12 consecutive months just before the pay subsidy was granted.
An unemployed jobseeker may be granted a pay subsidy if the TE Office has assessed that the person's disability or illness has an essential, permanent or continuous effect on their work in the position offered.
Although a pay subsidy is granted and paid to the employer, the granting of the subsidy is always based on the unemployed jobseeker's need for the pay subsidy.
The pay subsidy is no longer granted for hiring a substitute worker during a job alternation leave.
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 The TE Office supports the employer in hiring costs.
Work supported by pay subsidy may be joined with other TE services.
Joining the services appropriately supports the jobseeker’s access to the labour market and helps the employer to find a suitable employee.