On Holy Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., the applications for companies operating in high unemployment areas of Attica, specifically in the Regional Units of the Western Sector of Athens, Western Attica and Piraeus, for the 3,000 positions of the 4th cycle of the “Business grant program for the employment of the unemployed” begin aged 30 and over in the most developed regions (DRP) of the country, with an emphasis on women”.

Applications may be submitted until Friday, May 12, 2023 at 3:00 p.m or until seats are exhausted.

The amounts of the wage subsidy and insurance contributions for hiring unemployed people in new full-time positions for 12 months are as follows:

  • €467 monthly / €5,598 annually for unemployed people aged 30-49
  • €560 monthly / €6,718 annually for unemployed people aged 50 and over
  • €606 monthly / €7,277 annually for long-term unemployed aged 30 and over
  • €653 monthly / €7,837 annually for long-term unemployed aged 50 and over
  • €700 monthly / €8,397 annually for unemployed women aged 30 and over

How to apply

Businesses interested in participating will submit their application exclusively online through the State Aid Information System of the Ministry of Development & Investments at www.ependyseis.gr/mis

Then, DYPA’s employment advisors will indicate candidates to the company, according to the unemployed category, the specialty and the required qualifications, and the company will choose among the candidates for recruitment.

The conditions

A necessary condition is that the company has not reduced its staff in the quarter before the application and has not received funding from a state aid of more than €200,000 in the previous 3 years (current and two previous). The grant includes the corresponding Christmas and Easter gifts and leave allowances.

The program, with a total budget of €26,000,000, is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund), through the EP. “Human Resource Development, Education and Lifelong Learning 2014-2020”.

For the Public Call and for more information, those interested can visit the DYPA website www.dypa.gov.gr