People and companies that apply for one of these grants can request it electronically until November 15
The Ministry of Employment, Research and Universities, through the Regional Employment and Training Service (SEF), launched ‘Recover Covid-19’, a new line of subsidies, co-financed by the European Social Fund, endowed with
€ 5.6 million, to promote the insertion into the labor market of workers affected by the health crisis caused by the coronavirus. The initiative contemplated
two lines of grants, one, aimed at freelancers who have ceased their activity as a result of the pandemic, and, another, aimed at promoting the permanent hiring of workers who have lost their jobs.
The counselor Valle Miguélez explained that “we are launching this new line to alleviate the effects that Covid-19 may have had on employment, reactivating the self-employed so that through economic support
recover the activity they were doing, and promoting the hiring of workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.
Regarding the aid for reincorporation to the activity as a self-employed worker, it
amounts to 2,000 euros and it is not linked to any concept such as investment or Social Security contributions, as other aids require. The self-employed who have withdrawn from the Special Scheme for Self-Employed Workers (RETA) after the declaration of the state of alarm can opt for it, provided that at least two months have elapsed between the withdrawal and the new registration with the RETA.
The only requirement that beneficiaries must meet is that of
maintain business activity and registration with the RETA for a minimum period of one year, except for exceptions contemplated in the rule in its article 10.2.
Promotion of permanent hiring
The other line of subsidies of the ‘Recover Covid-19’ program sought to promote the indefinite hiring, full or part time, when the working day is at least 50%, of workers who lost their job indefinitely as of the declaration of the first state of alarm, on March 14, 2020.
This subsidy is not aimed at any group with special difficulties for employment, such as the hiring aids existing until now, since it seeks to reactivate those workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The amount of the subsidy is
4,000 euros for full-time hiring, and 2,000 if it is part-time. The beneficiary companies will be obliged to keep the job and the subsidized contract for at least one year.
The announcement of these subsidies was published on July 29 in the Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia, however those registrations in RETA, contracts or conversions of training contracts in indefinite that have occurred since 1 January 2021 until November 15, 2021, the date on which the application period ends.