Sunday, 28 November, 2021

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – Elisabeth Borne: “A minimum monthly income for precarious workers”


The Minister of Labor announces, in an interview with “Echoes”, the creation of “exceptional aid, targeted at people who worked significantly before the crisis”, which should concern 300,000 beneficiaries, including 70,000 young people.

Elisabeth Borne, the Minister of Labor.

What conclusions do you draw from the deployment of the youth plan launched this summer?

This plan is unfolding very well. In October, 923,000 young people were hired, the same number as last year. The intentions to use the bonus for the hiring of a young person (up to 4,000 euros, Editor’s note) are the subject at this stage of 128,000 requests: nearly seven out of ten on permanent contracts, one in five on fixed-term contracts of 3 at 6 months and the rest in CDD from 6 to 12 months. In addition, there are 172,000 requests for assistance for the hiring of an apprentice (up to 8,000 euros, Editor’s note). Despite the second confinement, I think we will beat the record of 353,000 apprenticeship contracts signed in 2019 in the private sector.

The Minister of Labor announces, in an interview with “Echoes”, the creation of “exceptional aid, targeted at people who worked significantly before the crisis”, which should concern 300,000 beneficiaries, including 70,000 young people.

Elisabeth Borne, the Minister of Labor.

What conclusions do you draw from the deployment of the youth plan launched this summer?

This plan is unfolding very well. In October, 923,000 young people were hired, the same number as last year. The intentions to use the bonus for the hiring of a young person (up to 4,000 euros, Editor’s note) are the subject at this stage of 128,000 requests: nearly seven out of ten on permanent contracts, one in five on fixed-term contracts of 3 at 6 months and the rest in CDD from 6 to 12 months. In addition, there are 172,000 requests for assistance for the hiring of an apprentice (up to 8,000 euros, Editor’s note). Despite the second confinement, I think we will beat the record of 353,000 apprenticeship contracts signed in 2019 in the private sector.