No need for region’s new mothers to close their businesses for maternity leave

MATERNITY LEAVE: Official help to keep businesses going Photo credit: Pexels

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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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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