Programme objectives

Description: It aims to expand the coverage and effectiveness of active labour market policies to contribute to improve working conditions. The programme will put particular emphasis on job placement through the implementation of a job seekers database in order to respond immediately to any request of the public or private sector. People with disabilities will be trained in entrepreneurship, so they can generate ventures. The Programme operate in the Employment Service offices in the cities of La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Cobija, Oruro, Sucre, Potosi, Tarija, El Alto, Quillacollo and Montero.

Legal framework: Decree No 0695 (2010) Law No 092 (2011)

References
ECLAC n.d. “Employment Support Programme “. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=106>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2012
References
ECLAC n.d. “Employment Support Programme “. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=106>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Programme components
1)On-Site Internship: It is mainly aimed at adult professionals, graduates of technical schools and universities, as well as any job seeker who face employment problems and which is the defendant 's profile. The program provides stipends for job training positions, along with accident insurance for the duration of professional practice. Job training in job lasts three months, and six months for people with disabilities, and is done in a public or private company (usually in the manufacturing industry, trade and services) registered in the job market that requires personal or vacancies. 2) Job placement: It is a personalized job counseling services and referral to jobs, including training and management, employment promotion activities such as fairs and job search workshops and dissemination. According to the mechanism, the Employment Manager will carry out screening of applicants, comparing the profile of business requirements and profile offered by candidates for jobs. 3) Training and career counseling: In the different cities covered, it will develop training programs and career counseling, which enable an improvement in employability and insertion into the labor market for the target population. As part of the activities of job training, the training vouchers modality will be implemented, with which short workshops will be financed. In order to detect training needs by signing a Letter Agreement between the company, the Employment Service, and the beneficiary.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Targeting methods: 
Targeted areas
La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Cobija, Oruro, Sucre, Potosí, Tarija, Pando, El Alto, Quillacollo and Montero.
Target groups
Unemployed or not work experienced people over 18 year
Eligibility criteria
 
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
1) Technical and professional training 2) Labour intermediation services
Amount of benefits
1)On-Site Internship: OB $ 2,600 (participant with technical education), BOB $ 3,000 (participant with higher education) The amount given varies according to the salary level of the vacancy as well as its technical and economic characteristics. To participate in the programme is required to register in the bolsa de Trabajo del Servicio Plurinacional de Empleo and not getting support from another programme
Payment/delivery frequency
1)On-Site Internship: Monthly
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
Direct participant
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
 
Programme expenditure
Budget: 20.000.000 (2012-2016). Source of funding: Inter American Development Bank
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Employment, Labour and Social protection; Servicio Plurinacional de Empleo;
References
ECLAC n.d. “Employment Support Programme “. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database website. <https://dds.cepal.org/bpsnc/programme?id=106>. Accessed 23 January 2019.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Population Group