Serbia’s Labour Minister, Darija Kisic-Tepavcevic, said that the proposed amendments to the Law on Employment and Unemployment Insurance aim to further improve employment policies.
She emphasised that the amendments specify that the employment strategy and its action plan are the basis of public policy when it comes to employment.
Explaining the proposed amendments to the law, Kisic-Tepavcevic said that, in February and March this year, following the proposal of the Labour Ministry, the Government of Serbia adopted a new Employment Strategy for Serbia for the period 2021-2026, the overall objective of which is to establish stable and sustainable employment growth, as well as a 2021-2023 action plan.
She added that the strategy includes active employment policy measures for women, young people, persons with disabilities, welfare beneficiaries, Roma men and women and other vulnerable categories of unemployed.
“Active employment policy measures that will be implemented over the next three years have been determined, and these include additional training courses, subsidised employment, self-employment, public works and special measures for persons with disabilities,” the Minister said.
As she said, active employment policies are expected to target more than 18,000 people this year, 20,165 people in 2022 and more than 21,205 unemployed people in 2023.
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