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Latin America and the Caribbean
Labour Insertion Programme (PIL) for Social Programmes- EMPALME (2017- )



Date: 2017-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The program seeks to promote the labour insertion of participants of social plans in formal jobs within the private sector. The participants must be part of programs of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTEySS) or the Ministry of Social Development (MDS). A monthly economic aid, financed by the state, is granted to companies and serves a an incentive for companies to hire participants of the programs. The subsidy to employment, which is granted to companies for 24 months, serves as a contribution to the net salary of the hired worker.


Target population: The target population of this program are those that are part of the following social programs:
1) Programs of the Ministry of Labour
-Self-managed Work
-Build employment
- Training for Private Work
-Training for Social Organizations
-Transition to Complementary Social Salaries
-Youth with More and Better Work
2) Programs of the Ministry of Social Development
-We make Future
-Community Productive Projects
Area of intervention: 1) Labour intermediation services
2) Indirect employment generation
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical
Registry of recipients: The participants and the companies that hire them are registered and connected through the Networking platform, in which all actors must be registered with a 'My Argentina' account.
Exit strategies or criteria: If the participants lose the work given by the program, except for resignation or dismissal with just cause, they may be reinstated in the program which they were in before, for a renew period. They can then be hired again under the same conditions.


Legal framework: 1) Decree 304/2017
2) Labour Contract Law No. 20,744 (t.o. 1976)
3) Law 22,250
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Production and Labour, Ministry of Health and Social Development
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Production and Labour
Source of funding: Government of Argentina

Promotion of labour insertion

Recipient(s): The participants that are part of social programs of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, and the Ministry of Social Development.
Recipient of the transfer: Direct recipient
Description: The participants must be part of one or more of the programs mentioned above and in order to access the Empalme program, they must meet certain requirements. The participant must approach Employment Generations and Labour Training (GECAL) or the Employment Office (OE) of your locality to update your information in the employment base and register as a candidate to be called as a priority when there are orders from the companies. The participant can also request in these offices a certificate that he participates in a program to present directly to a company and request to be hired under the regulations.


Economic Assistance

Recipient(s): Companies that employ the participants
Conditionalities: Hire participants for an indefinite period (Labor Contract Law No. 20.744 / 1976)
Description: Companies can benefit from a subsidy granted by the government to hire workers through the PIL for Social Programs, this reduces their labour costs in hiring these people. This financial aid will be a principle equal to the subsidy that each person received for participating in the social programs, a value that will be adjusted according to the amounts of the programs. The company can deduct from the cost of the remunerations the economic benefit of the personnel that it contracts for 24 months. To apply for candidates, the company must make a request with demand for profiles and quantities of positions that they wish to hire.
Amount : Salary paid by the employer for each participant hired for 24 months: ARS $9632.48




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