Active Labor Market Policies

  • What do Active Labor Market Policies Stand for?

    Active Labor Market Policies (ALMPs) are a set of measures and initiatives introduced and financed by institutions at European, national, regional and local level, which promote the employment and job placement of people. The objective of ALMPs is to make the labor market more efficient by adapting the characteristics of the offer to the demand, facilitating the match between them and by improving the possibility of access to employment for the most disadvantaged categories, optimizing the allocation of resources and human capital.

  • Who has access to Active Labor Market Policies?

    Active Labor Market Policy (ALMP) programs are aimed at citizens, businesses, workers, the unemployed and recipients of social support measures. The participants of ALMP programs are taken in charge by accredited providers, profiled and accompanied in a professional path aimed at supporting employability and the development of job opportunities, through orientation, training, requalification and re-employment.

    To be able to access ALMP measures, it is necessary to adhere to projects through the network of accredited public and private providers, and to follow the procedures established at national and / or regional level. These ask participants to submit a declaration of immediate availability to work and to signa Personalized Service Agreement.

  • What type of services do Active Labor Market Policies offer?
    • Basic career counselling, analysis of skills in relation to the local job market, profiling and supporting job seekers in carrying out effective job search, which must be performed by the person himself/herself.
    • Support in finding a job, through individual meetings and/or group sessions
    • Specialized and individual career counselling, advice and guidance, which is divided into: skills assessment and the analysis of possible training needs, work experience or other active labor policy measures, in relation to the actual demand for workforce at local level
    • Support towards self-employment
    • Advice and guidance to work
    • Training for professional qualification and re-employment, self-employment and immediate job placement
    • Promotion of work experiences to increase skills, also through internships
    • Incentives for self-employment, continued support and coaching for the initial phases following the company start-up 
    • Incentives for relocation and mobility within the territory
    • Tools to reconcile work with caring responsibilities for children or other dependent family members
    • Provision to jobs which have a social utility
       
  • How much does it cost to participate at Active Labor Market Policy programs?

    Active Labor Market Policy programs are funded and co-funded at national, regional and European Union level. For this reason, people can participate and benefit for free from the services offered by ALMP programs.

  • How does Active Labor Market Policy programs work?

    Active Labor Market Policy programs are coordinated at national level by the National Agency for Active Labor Policies (ANPAL - Agenzia Nazionale per le Politiche Attive del Lavoro) and implemented by the Regions and by the Autonomous Provinces through the network of public-private accredited providers.

What does MAXIMUS do?

MAXIMUS helps jobseekers to develop the skills necessary to grow professionally and find the right job. MAXIMUS, as an accredited provider at regional level, is active in

  • Lombardy
    • Youth Guarantee (Garanzia Giovani) is a free program aimed at Italian residents between the age of 16 and 29, who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs).
    • Dota Unica Lavoro is a free service addressed to citizens over the age of 30, who are unemployed and resident or domiciled in Lombardy. 

    Both programs are designed to help people enter or re-enter the labor market and are implemented within the initiatives promoted by the Regional Operational Program co-financed by the European Social Fund.
     

  • Emilia-Romagna
    • Youth Guarantee (Garanzia Giovani) is a free program aimed at Italian residents between the age of 16 and 29, who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs).
    • Rete Attiva per il Lavoro is a free program that aims at facilitating the entrance to the labor market for unemployed persons who are residents of or domiciled in Emilia-Romagna and who are not already in receipt of financial benefits. The aim of the program is to increase job opportunities for job seekers and to fill open positions in the labor market. 

    Both programs are implemented within the initiatives promoted by the Regional Operational Program co-financed by the European Social Fund.