Friday, August 18, 2017

Government to compensate employers of former drug addicts

Authorities in the Sverdlovsk Oblast have approved a procedure that grants subsidies to legal entities and individual entrepreneurs who employ rehabilitated drug addicts.

At a meeting on Tuesday, the regional government put into action the corresponding changes in the ordinance on employment promotion, Mir66 reports.

With the changes, employers now will be reimbursed the cost of creating jobs for the former drug users up to a certain amount. The government will also pay for the work, paying up to the minimum monthly wage.

The project is only a pilot project and largely unprecedented because the program has not been tested in most other regions, Mir66 reports.