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Latin America and the Caribbean
My First Employment Programme (Programa de Primer Empleo) (2007-2011)



Date: 2007-2011
Description: The objective of the programme is to contribute to the creation of more and better jobs, by supporting people to generate new permanent sources of work. The support given consists of granting a subsidy applied to the employer-paid contributions, by registering workers who meet the established eligibility conditions before the Mexican Social Security Institute (MSS). The program ended in November of 2011.


Target population: Can participate people without work experience, facing employability problems or young people.
Area of intervention: 1) Direct job creation
2) Labour intermediation services
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical
Registry of recipients: Compulsory Social Security Scheme and Unique Identification Folio.
Exit strategies or criteria: If the data provided by the employer to the institute is false if the employer provides false information or data in the determination cards submitted to make the payment of the employer's labor fees, caused by the assurance of all his workers. If the employer fails to meet any of the requirements established in the granting of subsidies.


Legal framework: Agreement ACDO.SA2.HCT.301111/314.P.DIR
Responsible organization(s): Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS)
Executing organization(s): Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS)
Source of funding: Government of Mexico

1) Subsidy of Employer Contributions

Recipient(s): Physical or moral person with employer registration before the institute, who receives a subsidy derived from the programme.
Mode of delivery: Deposit in bank account
Periodicity of delivery: Monthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: The amount of the subsidy was determined on the base contribution balance with which the employer has covered the employer's worker fees of each worker registered in the program, applying a percentage.
Description: Workers who do not have prior registration with the IMSS are eligible; who have been registered as temporary and can register in the program when they cease to be permanent workers; those who have a background as a permanent worker before the IMSS, when they do not have prior registration as a permanent worker for a period exceeding nine consecutive months with the same employer.




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