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New employment law aims to ensure more work for young people

A new employment law, proposed by the Ministry of Public Administration, Labor and Social Security (MAPTSS), aims to secure more jobs for young people over the next five years (2023-2027).


The information was provided by the Secretary of State for Labor and Social Security, Pedro Filipe, who was speaking within the scope of the Advisory Council of the tutelage.

In this sense, the official informed that a vast program of professional internships is planned, which aims to ensure the entry of more young people into the world of work, adding that programs to reduce unemployment will be implemented, through a procedure progressive and balanced with the consolidation of the economy and competition between companies.

Cited by Jornal de Angola, he listed that, among the measures to be adopted, there is also the creation and promotion of a platform to administer employment services that systematize and manage requests, offers and professional placements or internships.

According to Pedro Filipe, this strategy will help to leverage incentives for startups, as tools to promote viable micro-enterprises that contribute to increased job creation in the field of information and communication technologies, writes Jornal de Angola.

In his speech, he also spoke about mandatory social protection, stressing that its strengthening is part of the guardianship plans, by expanding the contribution base and ensuring the system's long-term viability through the creation of a mixed financial system ( taxpayers and state).

Cited by Jornal de Angola, he also referred that the General Labor Inspectorate should strengthen the capacity of inspectors with regard to conflict mediation.

Targets were also set for the National Institute for Employment and Vocational Training, which include compliance with the objective envisaged in the Action Plan for the Promotion of Employability, which aims to generate 83,500 jobs this year, writes Jornal de Angola.

In the field of public administration, it was advised, for the next five years, to implement a career strategy in this field, to enable the development of civil servants.

As for the National Institute of Social Security, the number of taxpayers has increased considerably: in 2018 there were 142,199 registered, having increased to 215,409 in the first three months of this year. There was also an increase in the number of workers covered by mandatory social protection (from 1,638,393 to 2,167,687) and of pensioners (from 132,176 in 2018 to 196,302 in the first quarter of this year).


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