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Employment Support Programme (PAE) (Programa de Apoyo al Empleo) (1998-)

 

 

Date: 1998-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The programme serves people 16 years of age or older, who need to acquire or reconvert their qualification or job skills to facilitate their placement in a job or to develop an activity on their own. The objective of the programme is to promote job placement or formal productive activity for job seekers, through the provision of services, monetary or in-kind support, through four subprograms: Apoyos de Capacitación para la Empleabilidad, Fomento al Autoempleo y Movilidad Laboral
   

Characteristics

Target population: Job seekers, over 16 years
Area of intervention: 1. Technical and vocational training
2. Support for independent work
3. Labour intermediation services
Geographic scale: Nationwide
Targeting method: Categorical
Instrument of selection: The participant must comply with the requirements and documentation established by the PAE. The job seeker will be in charge of processing “Support for the job search”, after this, the applicant will be interviewed by the OSNE (Offices of the National Employment Service) and, eventually, chosen to be benefited by the program
Registry of recipients: Job Search portal of the Government of Mexico
Comments: Those who have already participated in any of the subprograms of the PAE and who require additional intervention in any of the subprograms will be able to access
   

Institutionality

Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Secretariat of Labour and Social Security (STPS)
Executing organization(s): Secretariat of Labour and Social Security (STPS)
Source of funding: Government of Mexico
   

1) Employability Training Support

Recipient(s): Unemployed with 16 years and more
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: This subprogramme supports job seekers who require training to facilitate their placement or development of a productive activity on their own. Training and support for selected job seekers is implemented through courses in the Company and Classroom modalities. For both modalities, there is a scholarship for a minimum amount of MXN$ 150 and a maximum of MXN$ 300 for the participant attending the course.

 

2) Support for independent work

Recipient(s): Seekers of a non-salaried job between 20 and 69 years, with maximum studies of higher level
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: The delivered assets will be removed from the participant in case of breaches any of the obligations and/or provides false data or documents; those assets can be reassigned to another initiative
Description: This subprogramme provides in-kind support consisting of furniture, machinery, equipment and/or tools to selected participants who have the skills and work experience of at least six months to develop an initiative on their own. If the participant does not have the work experience, s/he will have the option to take some course of the Bécate subprogramme, whose speciality must correspond with the proposal. Supports can be up to MXN$ 25,000 per person and up to MXN$ 125,000 for groups of five or more people

 

3) Internal labor mobility

Recipient(s): Agricultural workers searching for a job between 20 and 69 years, with basic intermediate level studies
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: This subprogramme provides financial support to selected participants who are engaged in agricultural activities and who, at the request of employers, are required to move to a federal entity different from their place of residence in order to carry out seasonal activities. The support granted will be up to MXN$ 1,800

 

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