The government is to offer any workers “deciding to move to the interior of the country” the right to State support that starts at €2,600 and could go up to €4,800.
Secretary of State for Labour, Solidarity and Social Security Ana Mendes Godinho rolled out the initiative today as parliament starts voting on the 1300-plus measures put forwards for alterations to this year’s State Budget.
The aid package is part of ruling Socialists’ new “Work in the Interior” programme.
In order to qualify, workers will have to show a work contract.
The scheme is designed to help put life back into what has become the increasingly ‘desertified’ interior.
With wider plans – involving the limiting of Golden Visas to these areas – also on track, the idea with this particular financial package is to help families with ‘installation and transportation expenses’.
Money extended will‘oscillate’ between €2,600 and €4,800, depending on the size of the family, explained Mendes Godinho.
The funds should start being offered by March.
Businesses also will qualify for support for job creation. Said Mendes Godinho, this could reach €6,500 per worker.
The PS’ “positive discrimination” scheme also envisages the creation of 13 new ‘Qualifica’ training centres for the interior which will be flexible as to rules governing the minimum number of students accepted for training.