| Recruitment of graduates |
Program of encouraging private enterprises to recruit graduates:
Within the framework of encouraging the private sector to recruit graduates, the government supports 50% of wages during one year paid by the private enterprises for new recruits who are Tunisian and graduate and this within the limits of 250 dinars per month.
Young Tunisian, registered within an office of employment and self-employment and who has a university degree, issued after a period of study more or equal to two years after the baccalaureate or who has an equivalent degree, regardless of speciality or year of graduation.
All private sector enterprises including liberal professions can benefit from this advantage for a period of one year from the date of recruitment.
This advantage allows the enterprises concerned to recruit an unlimited number of university graduates and without this number is linked to their workforce.
The enterprises concerned by this program can benefit, in parallel, from the government’s coverage of the employers’ contributions to the legal scheme of the Social Security, as stated in the article 43 bis of the investments incentive code, and it is in case they fill the conditions required by the current legislation.
The concerned enterprises have to deposit within the office of employment and self-employment territorially jurisdiction an application attached with the following documents:
Job offers for the recruitment of job seekers.
A copy of the national identity card of each candidate.
Copies of diplomas of each candidate.
Certificate of affiliation of the company in the National Social Security Fund
Copy of diploma equivalence if necessary.
The enterprise is required to pay monthly the young people the whole salary.
The amount awarded to the enterprise is calculated on the basis of gross salary served to a young person according to the following formula:
The amount of allowance awarded to the enterprise = minimum (monthly gross salary / 2 , 250 D)
The amount awarded to the enterprise is paid by the office of employment and self-employment.
Law n°91 of 2005 dated October 3, 2005 and concerning the encouragement of private sector in recruiting the graduates ( 1st Section).
| The government’s coverage of the employers’ contribution to the legal scheme of social security for seven years |
For any new recruitment of a young graduate, you benefit from an exemption of the employers’ social security contribution (supported by the government) for the salaries paid on these grounds for a period of seven years.
Can benefit from this advantage:
The enterprises of private sector operating in the sectors of economic activities that are specified in the Article I of the investments code. These sectors are the following:
The agriculture and fishing
The manufacturing industry
Education and teaching
Production and cultural industries
Entertainment for young people and child supervision
Real estate development
Other non-financial services
For the enterprises of industrial sector, the new recruitments should be made on the basis of studies conducted as part of the upgrade.
For the enterprises of other sectors, the new recruitments are made on the basis of a recruitment plan aimed at developing their human resources.
The recruits must:
hold Tunisian nationality
be first job seekers registered in an employment office
hold a university degree awarded after completing at least two years of study after the baccalaureate.
Any enterprise wishing to take advantage of this benefit is required to submit to the Regional Directorate of Employment territorially jurisdiction an application supported by job contracts of young officers seekers recruited for the first time as well as by the study conducted as part of the upgrade for industrial enterprises or the recruitment plan for other enterprises.
Law n° 97-79 dated 29 November 1997 completing the investments incentive code
Decree n° 94-492 dated 28 June 1994, fixing the lists of the activities concerned by the sectors provided for by articles 1, 2, 3 and 27 of investments incentive code.
Decree n° 96-2229 dated 11 November 1996, completing the decree n° 94-492 dated 28 June 1994, and fixing the lists of the activities concerned by the sectors provided for by articles 1, 2, 3 and 27 of investments incentive code.
Decree n° 98-29 dated 12 January 1998, completing the decree n° 94-492 dated 28 June 1994, and fixing the lists of the activities concerned by the sectors provided for by articles 1, 2, 3 and 27 of investments incentive code.
Decree n° 98-868 dated 20 April 1998, fixing the conditions and the modalities of the benefits of the government’s coverage of the employers’ contribution to the legal scheme of social security provided for by the article 43 bis of investments incentive code.
For more information, please contact one of offices of employment and self-employment.