The Mayor said that he supported a premium to hiring to boost youth employment

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Bruno The Mayor, June 10, 2020 in Paris. — Ludovic Marin/AP/SIPA

The crisis is likely to weigh heavily on youth employment. To counter this trend, the minister of the Economy
Bruno Le Maire, said on Thursday “rather favourable” to the creation of a “premium” for companies that hire a young person.

“I am rather in favour of a bonus to hiring young people, whether they are permanent or fixed term contract of 6 months,” and that could be applied “as early as the month of September,” said Bruno Le Maire said on France Inter. He did not say how much might raise the premium, returning this topic to the “discussions” ongoing between the social partners and the government under the auspices of the minister of Labour Muriel Pénicaud.

Measures under discussion in the coming weeks

“I think that a premium that can be effective, just and it may reassure many young people in our country “, has defended Bruno Le Maire, who prefers this option to a relief of charges, including claimed by the president of the region Hauts-de-France, Xavier Bertrand.

The government has already announced measures in favour of learning, with a premium of up to 8,000 euros for companies that hire an apprentice. These measures to support youth employment will be particular contained in the bill amending budget, presented last Wednesday by the council of ministers and put into discussion in the coming weeks in Parliament.

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