Here comes “GOL” – Employability Guarantee for Workers, the new active employment policy tool conceived by Minister Andrea Orlando, which will start this autumn. The benefit aims to make interventions more selective according to the categories to which it is addressed, putting 4.9 billion on the plate in the five-year period 2021-25.
An intervention that aims at at least 3 million beneficiaries by the end of the three-year period, in particular women, young people, long-term unemployed, over 50 and people with disabilities, and to start training courses, especially for digital skills. In fact, at least 800 thousand of the new employees will have to be involved in training activities, of which 300 thousand for the strengthening of digital skills.
Who are the beneficiaries
GOL intervenes in favor of the most disadvantaged categories. The first category is that of workers on layoffs: employees in Cigs for proposed termination, in Cigs for relocation agreement, in Cigs for complex crisis areas, the self-employed with a closed VAT number are expressly mentioned.
The beneficiaries of GOL also include those who receive Naspi, Dis-coll or Citizenship Income, fragile or vulnerable workers – Neet, under 30, disabled, women and over 55 benefit – the unemployed without income support and the so-called working poor, that is, those who are in precarious conditions.
Five paths to find work
There are five different paths to finding a job, depending on the status of the job seeker. The first category is that of “easily employable”, whose reintegration requires minimal training activities and more guidance and intermediation activities for accompanying work.
The second “upskilling” path provides short-term training activities and professionalizing contents to adapt skills.
The “reskkilling” path is dedicated to those who have fewer employment opportunities and provides for more in-depth training activities to bring the person closer to the profiles required by the market.
Then there is a path of “work and inclusion”, dedicated to complex needs, for which the network of territorial, educational, social services must be activated and to remove the obstacles of a social and cultural nature that lead to non-employment.
The last path is that of “collective relocation” and is dedicated, for example, to corporate crises, where the number of people involved is high and the characteristics of employability are the same.
Employment centers come back to the surface
The new employment tool has another great merit, bringing back the old employment centers, whose role will be central in the new relocation system, but conditioned by the achievement of targets and results.
The beneficiaries of the various income support services will have to access the services of the employment centers within 4 months from the start of the service.