Hiring young people: devices for all sectors

The Government encourages the hiring of young people through aid paid to recruitment companies. As the pandemic impacts activity in many sectors, the time has now been on the rebound. The desire to return to business gradually before the crisis, through new services sometimes. For young people, it is also the desire to integrate into professional life, before or during their training course. The roll-out of the 1jeune1solution platform encourages the hiring of young people, responding to demand in all sectors. Good news for today’s and tomorrow’s assets.

Encouraging the hiring of young people, a priority mission

The rise of the 1jeune1solution platform is a lifeline for young people looking for a job… But also for companies that cannot recruit for lack of funds. With the support of the government, these recruitments are simplified, and encouraged. Whether or not they have completed their training, young people can contribute to the recovery of the economy.

For example, the Government proposes to companies recruit a young person who is no longer trained to help with hiring. A bonus of 4,000 euros for any young person between the age of 18 and 25, recruited in CDI or CDD for at least 3 months. This applies to all contracts signed between August 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. It applies to businesses of all industries, and of all sizes.


Young person with a disability
The Government wishes to encourage the recruitment of all profiles.

But not all young people wait to complete their training to integrate into professional life. Indeed, others seek a contract in parallel with their studies, on the occasion of an alternating contract.

To encourage the hiring of these young people on apprenticeship or alternating contracts, the Government proposes a premium that varies according to age. 5000 euros paid to the company that recruits a young person under the age of 18, and 8,000 euros if he is between the ages of 18 and 29. This applies to all contracts signed between July 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021. However, where a company with less than 250 employees is not subject to specific conditions… Companies with more than 250 employees must meet terms of commitment.

These are aids that encourage companies to get back on their feet with young people at their side. A strong message at a time when for the past year, the country has been experiencing an unprecedented situation, a pandemic that is affecting the professional sphere head-on.

Hiring incentives to change attitudes

Financial aid for the hiring of young people is not limited only to the conditions mentioned above. Indeed, the Government wishes to encourage all hiring, especially for specific populations,such as young people from priority neighbourhoods. This concerns, for example, the measure of Free Jobs.

But these aids proposed by the Government also encourage the hiring of people with disabilities. For example, a hiring bonus of 4000 euros is paid to the company for any recruitment of persons with disabilities for a CDI or a CDD of at least three months. This applies to contracts signed between September 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, with remuneration of two times the minimum hourly rate.

A special contract is also beginning to emerge: Territorial Volunteering in Enterprise. This contract responds perfectly to corporate CSR policy issues and to a more environmentally friendly approach. This is a central objective for many companies, who want to be part of a more virtuous operation. In order to encourage the hiring of VTE, companies benefit froman aid of 8000 euros. Beware, this applies only to the top 1000 companies (TPE, SME and ETI) that hire in “Green” VTE.

Assistance is also provided to help unemployed people who are experiencing social and professional difficulties to engage in work experience. The Youth Employment Initiative Contract allows a young person under the age of 26 to find a job in the commercial sector. This also applies to people with disabilities up to the age of 30. The assistance applies for CDIs or CDDs of at least 6 months renewable, with a minimum of 20 hours of work per week. The aid, up to 47% of the SMIC, allows the hiring of a young person.

Encouraging figures, and support in the community

The year 2020 was the year of apprenticeship in France. Indeed, in the private sector alone, apprenticeships jumped by 40% compared to 2019. The year of record highs, therefore, since the country has surpassed the 500,000 apprentices, private and public sectors combined.

Sport sneakers association
The community also receives financial support for hiring.

The aid for the hiring of young people concerns not only companies, but also associations, which also suffer from the pandemic.

For local animation associations, the Government is offering assistance in recruiting a young person between the ages of 18 and 30. This is a position financed by the Youth Cooperation and Popular Education Fund (FONJEP) for a total of 7000 euros per year over 3 years.

Finally, these aids also apply to sports associations. Indeed, financial support supported by the National Sport Agency helps to encourage the recruitment of young people under the age of 25. This assistance goes up to 12,000 euros per year, paid over two to three years.

The post-pandemic is therefore emerging under the signs of the recruitment of young people, to look to the future… And get off on the right foot.


  1. Help Territorial Volunteering in Green Enterprise (Green VTE) Ministry of Economy
  2. Help mobilizing employers with disabilities Ministry of Labour
  3. Plan 1jeune1solution Ministry of Labour
  4. Exceptional financial assistance for the recruitment of apprentices Ministry of Labour
  5. Exceptional financial assistance for the recruitment of young people on an alternating basis Ministry of Labour
  6. Free employment – for employers Ministry of Labour
  7. Helping to recruit a young person in the Employment Initiative Contract (Youth EEC) Ministry of Labour
  8. Helping to recruit a young person in The Youth Skills Employment Course Ministry of Labour
  9. FONJEP Youth Jobs Ministry of Economy
  10. Creating jobs for young people in sport Ministry of Economy
  11. Apprenticeship figures for 2020 Ministry of Labour
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