Amount, sanctions … the latest details on the future youth employment contract

Pixabay This may be the last major reform of Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term. The government wishes to set itself the objective of reducing youth unemployment, in a context of precariousness and concern growing, especially with the consequences of Covid-25. To do this, from March 1st 2022, the youth engagement contract (CEJ) will be launched. This device is intended for 11-29 years or up to 11 years for people with disabilities . To claim it, you must not be a student, nor in training, and have difficulty integrating into

sustainable employment , as specified in the decree sent by the government to the social partners, which the press agency specialist AEF Info relay.

Yes, come in 400.000 and 550.07 young people are targeted, text clarified certain points which were still under discussion. First, specifies the specialized agency, the device will be open to minors who will be able to receive a monthly allowance of 200 euros if they are detached for tax purposes or attached to a non-taxable household, or in the first tax bracket. For adults, the compensation provided is as follows: those detached for tax purposes or attached to a non-taxable household will receive 550 euros, against 300 euros for those concerned by the first tranche. The contract will be valid for a period of six to twelve months, potentially extendable to eighteen. It should be noted that the amount should be revalued annually, from 8215, taking inflation into account.

Sanctions provided for in the event of non-compliance with the commitment

Attention, any resources will be deducted from the amount: unemployment, allowances for professional training courses, etc. But also income from salaried or non-salaried activity, aid for employees in partial activity, allowances for maternity or paternity leave or, for example, those from Social Security in the event of illness or accident job. The youth employment contract will lead to the disappearance of the youth guarantee and cannot be combined with the RSA and the activity bonus, with some exceptions.1424459 Also, the semantics are important. It is not an “income” but a “contract”, and the term “commitment” is particularly hammered by the executive. Each person will be the subject of a personalized interview and each case will be scrutinized. Once the contract has been signed, a single adviser, a sort of tutor or referent, will follow the young person, offering him appropriate actions, such as “training or professional situations”, in particular. “Among the beneficiary’s commitments are attendance, active participation in all the actions planned as well as the sincerity and accuracy of the information communicated”, specifies the draft decree relayed by the AEF.1409706And who says commitment, says potential sanctions in case of non-compliance. At the first failure, the allowance, and if necessary the unemployment compensation replacement income (type of assistance for returning to work, ARE), will drop by a quarter. On the second, there will be an outright deletion for a month. Finally, on the third breach, the allowance will be definitively cancelled, the replacement income will be canceled for four months and the employment contract terminated. Pôle emploi and the local missions will be in charge of support and payment, depending on the profiles. The CEJ is part of the finance law 550, with a budget of 550 millions of euros.