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Latin America and the Caribbean
Mi First Job (Mi Primer Empleo) (2015-)

 

 

Date: 2015 -
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The program promotes the creation of new work opportunities for youth, women, and people with disabilities, through an economic benefit that the State will deliver to companies that sign up in the program and raise their staff. Through the program, the participants earn new capacities and experience, which will allow them to improve their chances to access to quality jobs. In the other hand, the companies have an incentive to increase their staff and train workers according to their needs.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Women and people with desabilties of any age, men between 17 and 35 years old
Area of intervention: 1) Technical and professional training
2) Indirect employment generation
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Decree Nº 39213/2015 -MTSS-MEIC
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Source of funding: Government of Costa Rica
   

1) Job Creation

Recipient(s): Participants of the programme
Recipient of the transfer: Participating companies
Comments: The companies can hire a maximum of 20 persons under this program.
Description: The benefit that the State will deliver to companies is equivalent to ¢1.456.000,00 for each hired worker within the frame of My First Job Programme. It will be paid via transfer to the companies in two equal amounts, namely, the first within six months since the beginning of the program, and the second at the end of the year.

 

2) Dual formation

Recipient(s): Participants of the programme
Recipient of the transfer: Participants of the programme
Description: The Ministry of Labour and Social Security jointly with the National Institute of Learning (INA) will drive the incorporation of more companies under the program of Dual Formation. In these training, people will receive training in soft skills in the world of work, group cohesion, oral, writing and assertive communication, life project, basic financial education, CV elabouration and preparation for job interview. Also, they will receive basic computer courses, internet and MS Office through the Intelligent Communitarian Centers (CECIs) part of MICIT, which are throughout the country.

 

 

 

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