• 66% of the beneficiaries were women.
  • A significant percentage (38%) of the grants were geared towards the recruitment of young people from 18 to 30 years old and 43% for people between 30 and 50 years old. Significantly, 13% of recruitment was for people over 50 years old.
  • The Foundation focused on communities with high unemployment rates.
  • Since 2013, Fundación MAPFRE has invested more than 15 million euros in this program which has made the creation of 3500 jobs possible.
  • 40% of the employment contracts generated were for permanent hires.

More than 500 people have found a job thanks to Fundación MAPFRE’s Grants for Employment Program. Specifically, 550 grants have been provided in this seventh call.

These grants are designed to promote employment for two main groups with particular difficulties: young people and the over-50s. Out of the 550 grants provided, 38% were allocated to the under-30s and 43% to those between 30 and 50 years old. The remaining percentage were provided to people over the age of 50.

The majority of the beneficiaries, some 66%, have been women and in terms of their educational level, the most successful prior training was Vocational Training.

In terms of the types of contracts created, it should be emphasized that 40% were permanent contracts. The majority of these contracts, 360, were full-time contracts.

The regional communities which received the most grants were Andalusia, the Valencian Community, Galicia and Castile and León.

500 euros per month for nine months

Fundación MAPFRE boosts these contracts by contributing 500 euros per month for nine months to those companies that hire a new worker on a full-time contract; in the case of part-time contracts, the incentive is 300 euros.

The Grants for Employment Program has been held annually in Spain since 2013 and seeks to encourage employment by supporting small and medium-sized companies, freelancers and social entities looking to hire employees but which lack the resources to do so.

The call for Grants for Employment falls within the framework of Fundación MAPFRE’s Social Employment Program which includes, in addition to these grants, promoting supported employment in order to bring about the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness, the mobile app Soy cappaz, which facilitates the mobility and social and labor integration of those in vulnerable sectors of society and information on Vocational Training.