new help for former scholarship holders

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Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne outlined on Friday the outlines of a new aid to support young graduates who are looking for a first job and can keep part of their scholarship for four months.

70{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} of the scholarship amount for four months

'I would like to say to all young graduates who are looking for work and who have received scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year that they are entitled to a four-month grant,' said the Minister, guest of France Bleu Paris.

'They receive 70{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} of the scholarship and 100 euros when they no longer live with their parents,' she explained. The maximum amount is 500 euros per month.

'Tens of thousands of former fellows will benefit from this support,' said Ms. Borne.

Available this Friday through June 30th

The minister invited all young graduates concerned to contact Pôle Emploi in order to benefit from the system.

This aid is part of the governments proposed 'Youth Recovery Plan' and affects all young people under 30 who graduated in 2020 or 2021 with a minimum degree of +2 and who received a scholarship based on criteria while studying.

It will be available this Friday and can be submitted by June 30th at the latest.

And also: help for precarious workers from this Friday

Also from this Friday, another extraordinary aid, which was promised at the end of November 2020, will be paid to certain precarious, seasonal or temporary workers who switched between employment and unemployment in 2019 and who did not find the same level of activity in 2020 due to the health crisis.

Of the 450,000 people identified as potentially eligible for this support of 900 euros per month, 320,000 will automatically receive the first payments from Pôle emploi this Friday (ie up to 1,800 euros for the months of November and December).

'Unfortunately there are 130,000 for which we do not have all the data in the computer system. That is why we suddenly have to contact them again to check whether they are actually suitable,' said the Ministry of Labor, emphasizing that this device was invented in an emergency '.