By Linda Hall • 14 April 2022 • 14:19
MATERNITY LEAVE: Official help to keep businesses going
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SELF-EMPLOYED women who are pregnant or adopting can apply for grants to train and pay formerly jobless stand-ins while on maternity leave.
The regional government’s Labora employment and training service explained that the scheme is designed to help self-employed women pass on their knowledge so their business activities can continue while they are on leave.
Those self-employed women who take on a temporary full-time employee for six months will receive €3,500 or €1,500 for a three-month contract. Should they employee a woman or a person with diverse functionality, they will receive an extra €500.
Part-time contracts for at least 30 hours a week will also be eligible for a reduced subsidy.
Applications for the grants should be made by September 15.
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