France extends €900 help scheme for workers on short-term contracts

The economic aid scheme aimed at workers on short-term or temporary contracts will be extended until the end of May due to the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis, the French labour minister confirmed on Monday.

Elisabeth Borne told AFP in a press statement that it would be premature to end the scheme, which 400,000 people in France have benefited from, in February as planned.

"In light of the uncertainties linked to the evolution of the health situation and the current difficulties of the labour market, I wanted this help to be extended until the summer," Borne said.

Workers who qualify for the scheme will therefore be able to receive up to €900 in government help for each of the months of March,  April and May.

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Source: https://www.thelocal.fr/20210215/france-extends-900-help-scheme-for-workers-on-short-term-contracts

 

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