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Awrach 2: launch of the sustainable integration support system

The kick-off of the support system for sustainable integration within the framework of the Awrach 2 program was given on Tuesday in Rabat, in the presence of the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch.

This system includes projects aimed particularly at people without qualifications who are employed by companies, cooperatives, associations and small businesses whose annual turnover does not exceed 10 million dirhams over the past 3 years, as well as the hiring, under the Awrach program, of people looking for work or who have not been declared to the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) for more than 6 months.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills of Morocco, Youness Sekkouri said that supporting sustainable integration is an important part of the Awrach 2 program , recalling that the first year of the program was marked by considerable efforts to achieve the objectives set, which made it possible to create more than 100,000 temporary jobs.

For its part, the Awrach 2 program aims to strengthen this dynamic, through the creation, this year, of 150,000 jobs, including 50,000 stable positions which are part of long-term projects, he continued.

Awrach 2 thus provides for several support measures for companies, in particular an amount of 1,500 dirhams per month which will be allocated, for a period of nine months, to companies for each employee, Moroccan or migrant in a regular situation, recruited for the duration of a minimum year under this program, explained the Minister.

And to add that more than 129 companies have already signed agreements with the ministry in order to achieve the objective set in terms of job creation for the current year, and that 30,000 job opportunities have already been confirmed today, adding that these projects fall within the framework of the pillars of the social state.

Referring to the government’s sectoral strategies, Mr. Sekkouri stressed that partnerships with productive and social ministerial departments will make it possible to strengthen investments thanks to the commitment of companies in these strategies.

This meeting was marked by the signing of a framework partnership agreement between the Ministry of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, initialed by Mr. Sekkouri and Mr. Ryad Mezzour.

Partnership agreements have also been signed with the Ministry of Equipment and Water, the Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the Ministry of Tourism , Crafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy, the Ministry of National Territorial Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy, the Ministry of Energy Transition and Development sustainability, the Ministry of Transport and Logistics, and the Ministry of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform.

In addition, an agreement was signed by Mr. Sekkouri and the President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Chakib Alj, in order to reach companies of different sizes.

Agreements have also been signed with several national federations with the aim of promoting employment and encouraging its private initiatives at the national level.

Commenting on these promising cooperations, Mr. Sekkouri said that the agreements signed with the ministries aim to upgrade the effectiveness of public policies in terms of employability, investment and business development, while the agreements that link the Ministry and the confederations will make it possible to support companies in their development with a bonus allocated, for the first time, to the recruitment and training of people without qualifications.

For his part, Hicham Saadli, president of the Trade and Services Federation, welcomed the government’s great support for businesses, stating that the trade and service sectors require a large number of graduate and non-graduate employees.

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