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Firms that hire interns and apprentices will receive minimum salary for them from government

The government may adopt, in the Thursday meeting, a bill by which companies that hire interns and apprentices could receive minimum salaries from the state, the money coming from European funds.

“We have a bill on the agenda, which resulted from the talks we had with Romanian and foreign investors, a school adaptation to labour market demands in Romania. We understood this request that is why we bring this bill granting companies that hire apprentices and interns minimum wages for them,” said premier Sorin Grindeanu at the government meeting.

Labour minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu gave more details about the bill.

“An employer who accepts to train apprentices on the job,will receive 250 euros per month, the lowest salary in economy during the training period. After that apprentices can get jobs any time. That is also valid for young college graduates for whom employers get 300 euros per month. We are trying to reduce unemployment and have trained personnel, able to get a job after the training period,”Vasilescu said.

The minister added the money for salaries comes from European funds, through the Human Capital Operational Program.

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Friday, March 31, 2017