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The purpose of apprenticeships is to provide a client with practical work experience that is necessary for recruitment and to allow them to gain additional professional skills and knowledge at the employer. Through this service you as an employer can train an unemployed worker for your vacancy for a limited period of time.
A wage subsidy is the support paid to an employer for the hiring of an unemployed person. It is designed to support the long-term unemployed, young people, people with reduced capacity for work, recipients of international protection and people who have been released from prison in finding work.
The objective of regional support for creating jobs is to facilitate the creation of jobs and the employment of unemployed persons in areas with high unemployment.
In order to help a young person who has little work experience, we grant a wage subsidy to the employer and compensate training costs of the hired young person.
As of 01.01.2018, employers who offer employment to 13–16-year-olds can apply for a minors’ employment subsidy from the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund. The purpose of this subsidy is to increase work opportunities for minors and to encourage the development of work habits and experiences among young people.
It is a common misconception that people who have to cope with a disability, are difficult to employ and pose more challenges than other employees.
In case the reason for the stay of an alien (except for the citizens of the EU Member States, member states of the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation) in Estonia is employment, this person must have a residence permit for employment.
As part of the My First Job in Estonia package of services, employers can apply for services if a recipient of international protection is already working for them or starts working for them.
Employers can apply for a training grant from the Unemployment Insurance Fund to
- recruit new employees,
- train employees upon changing circumstances,
- train a worker who has been previously registered as unemployed for 12 consecutive months within one year of the start of employment.
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Töötukassa provides help to the employee who is made redundant in the form of a redundancy benefit, and counts on your cooperation to be able to provide that help.
When you are faced with the need to fire a large part of your staff, you as an employer have certain obligations towards your employees and towards Töötukassa. Töötukassa helps you to meet these obligations, and makes rapid response services available.
The activities of Töötukassa are financed by contributions from employers and personal contributions from employees, investment revenues, general taxation and from support provided through the European Social Fund.
As an employer, you are responsible for paying the employer contributions, and for collecting the personal contributions that are due by your employees.
EURES is a job mobility network created by the European Commission, which supports the free movement of workers within the European Union and the European Economic Area.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund provides mobile counselling, or MOBI, in all Estonian counties, sharing the information and knowledge needed by those looking for work.
The aim of these workshops is to share information and knowledge on various topics related to work, working life and career. Usually MOBI workshops take place at locations that are further away from larger cities, where access to labour market and career information tends to be limited. When organizing MOBI events, the topics focus among other target groups specifically on young people (including the ones currently studying in vocational schools and high schools) and people with reduced capacity to work (in the context of younger people including also their parents).