The government launches an employment plan for young people and the elderly

The government of President Nayib Bukele, through the Ministry of Labor, yesterday launched the first call for employment for young people under 18 years of age and people over 40 years of age, sectors that for many years were excluded from job opportunities. Rolando Castro, head of the Labor portfolio, said that the young population that is hired by the government will pay their salary for the first three months, after which it will be the employer’s responsibility.

“On the part of the government, young people will be paid for three months so that they can obtain work experience and the company does not assume the costs” — Castro said, adding that there is already a budget for that.

“The company will sign an agreement with the Ministry of Labor to guarantee the stability of the workers” — Castro explained that in each company, the young people will receive induction, training, and specialized training during the first three months so that they will remain in the companies for a long time.

 “The instruction we have from President Nayib Bukele is to guarantee that Salvadorans have jobs in the country” — Castro said, adding that the program is being added to the one already being executed in favor of disabled people. During the day, young people and adults were assisted and advised by personnel from the Ministry of Labor. The headquarters of the State portfolio in San Miguel received the applicants for jobs at 7 in the morning. Carlos Murillo, employment coordinator of the departmental office, reported that 98% of the companies in the area are allies of the plan.

“Most of the positions are for customer service, sales, cooking, and product distribution” — Murillo said.