Investment Support
Financial Incentives for Job Creation

INTEGRA and INTEGRA YOUTH programs

The INTEGRA program grants financial aid for hiring unemployed individuals registered at the Agencies for Qualification and Employment in the Azores for more than 120 consecutive days as at the date the job was offered by the employer.

The INTEGRA YOUTH program grants financial aid for hiring unemployed young individuals who are neither working nor studying or attending any training (NEET), aged less than 29 years, registered at the Agencies for Qualification and Employment in the Azores.

Both programs also grant financial aid for unemployed who have successfully completed “AGIR AGRICULTURA”, “AGIR INDÚSTRIA”, or Reativar+ traineeship programs, provided that the entity which held the internship hires them within one month after the traineeship period.

Employers must hire through full-time, fixed-term contracts for at least one year.

Under INTEGRA, employers are granted a non-refundable incentive of €3.000, when the job is filled by a worker with qualifications lower than level 6 of the National Qualifications Classification (NQC), and €4.800 for all remaining cases.

Under INTEGRA YOUTH, employers are granted a non-refundable incentive of €3.000, when the job is filled by a worker with qualifications lower than level 3 of the NQC, €4.200, for levels 3,4 or 5 of the NQC, and €5.400 for all remaining cases.

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