Programa de Bonificación a la Contratación de la Mano de Obra (Labor Recruitment Bonus Program)
A government-funded program that subsidized private firms to train and hire unemployed workersDownload PDF (145.60 KB)
This program promoted the reintegration of the unemployed in the labor force through productive projects in collaboration with the private sector. The government adopted active labor market policies to intervene in response to protracted, elevated unemployment.
Address poverty by providing on demand employment, improve the employment prospects of the unemployed, provide skills and professional development for career development.
The program was created to combat high unemployment rates in the late 1990s and early 2000s through the promotion of job reinsertion of unemployed workers, training, and direct employment in productive projects. Seasonal unemployment was high, especially for youth.
44,234 employed in 2010 (2).
Citizens who were unemployed for at least 30 days. Only families enrolled in the Chile Solidario System were eligible for a family member to work in the Chile Solidario and Jovenes Chile Solidario programs. Unemployed young people 18 to 24 years old were eligible to work in the Jovenes Chile Program (3).
The Regular program paid 40% of the minimum wage for four months in subsidies to new private sector employment and included a CLP 50,000 training bonus. In the Chile Solidario program, the 40% subsidy lasted for one to four months and included a CLP 50,000 training bonus. The Jovenes Chile Solidario program subsidized 50% percent of the minimum wage for five to twelve months with paid training bonuses of CLP 60,000 (4).
Program Budget of CLP 10.47 million in 2009 (5). Financed by the federal legislature and funds were distributed by the Undersecretary of Labor.
Program was overseen by the Ministerio del Trabajo y Prevision Social. Three programs fell under the umbrella of Programa de Bonificación a la Contratación de la Mano de Obra; Regular, Chile Solidario, and Jovenes Chile Solidario (6).
Agriculture, construction, and commerce (7).
93% of Regular workers and 75% of Chile Solidario and Jovenes Chile Solidario workers were from urban areas (8).
Contracts that go beyond the minimum duration requirement should be incentivized. Greater on-site inspection was required to assure that hiring firms followed unemployment requirements. Training course quality had a major impact on employment outcomes (9).