GIS - Nov 14, 2012: A four point Action Plan to address youth unemployment will be adopted.
The Action Plan comprises the following elements: a Youth Employment Programme; Skills Working Group; Service to Mauritius Programme; and Industry placements.
The Youth Employment Programme will facilitate youth employment with the least delay when they enter the labour market. Budget 2013 makes provision for an investment of Rs 330 million under the Programme which will include:
• Revamping the programme of job placement for young men and women up to the age of 25 so as to make it more attractive.
• Increasing the contribution to the salary of non graduates from 3,000 to 4,000 rupees per month and for that of graduates from 6,000 to 7,500 rupees per month. The duration of the support will be extended from six months to a full year. Government will meet training costs up to Rs 7,500 per trainee during this period.