Over BGN 753 million will support youth employment policies in the new programming period of the HRDP (2021-2027)
Over 753 million BGN will be allocated to support young people and their inclusion in various forms of employment, internships and training under the Human Resources Development Programme 2021-2027 (HRDP). Through its implementation, at least 115,500 people starting their careers are expected to gain better employment opportunities. This was said by Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy Natalia Efremova at the opening of the 13th edition of the forum “Career Days - IT, Communications and Outsourcing”, organized by Job Tiger.
Deputy Minister Natalia Efremova emphasized the importance of digital skills for successful realization in most professions given the widespread digitalization in every sphere of public life and today’s dynamic labour market. “Those who do not have digital skills will be able to be enrolled in courses to acquire basic and intermediate digital skills under a project of the MLSP under the Recovery and Resilience Plan,” she explained, adding that more than 100,000 other people will have the opportunity to validate informally acquired digital skills, which will increase their competitiveness in the labour market.
The Deputy Minister called on young people and employers to actively take advantage of the training and employment opportunities funded by the state budget and the HRDP (2021-2027). She recalled that the Employment Agency and labour offices provide information, career guidance and referral services free of charge. There are career days, open days, student job fairs, employer days and other events aimed at supporting young people.