Thursday, January 21

Student jobs, allowances … The government is expanding its assistance to young people

After having been often forgotten in previous speeches, young people will be able to take advantage of a number of measures to support and help them. The Youth Guarantee will benefit “at least 200,000 young people” in 2021, ie a doubling of its beneficiaries, announced the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, during the press conference to specify the relaxations and the deconfinement measures.

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The Youth Guarantee offers a monthly allowance (of a maximum amount of 484 euros) and reinforced support in local missions for one year to young people aged 16 to 25 who are “neither in employment, in studies or in training” and ” in a precarious situation.

A specific support system put in place

Noting that “the economic crisis penalizes the integration of young people into the labor market”, Jean Castex indicated that the government would “also help young graduates who have finished their studies and are having real difficulties, given the crisis, to find their first job “. This aid will take the form of a “specific device” with both support from the employment center or the Association for the employment of executives (Apec) and the “benefit of a financial allowance”, he said. detailed.

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The Minister of Labor, Élisabeth Borne, cited the case of a “young graduate” who, because of the crisis, would have difficulty finding a job. “Her parents cannot help her, she financed her studies with a small job as a waitress, but with the crisis she can no longer find a job, so she is without resources. We will help her financially while she is looking for her.” , with “tailor-made financial support of up to 500 euros per month”, she said.

20,000 student jobs created

Jean Castex also announced an increase in the support system for student jobs, which will increase from 1,600 to 20,000 jobs, to support “dropouts” during the first years of their studies.

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“We are going to create 20,000 student jobs, the mission of which will be to support dropout students, especially during the first years,” the Prime Minister said at a press conference. “These contracts will be signed by the CROUS for a period of 4 months, at the rate of 10 hours per week” and will represent “an investment of the State to the tune of 50 million euros”, he specified. On November 12, the government mentioned the recruitment of 1,600 students from November to January.





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