Information for jobseekers

TMS/ Your First EURES Job Information for jobseekers

TMS/YfEj aims to match skilled candidates across Europe with employers with hard to fill vacancies, including mobility services and various financial supports.

How does it work?

 Jobseekers interested to take part in TMS/YfEj must contact EURES Lithuania to get mobility support services such as:

It is obligatory to receive mobility services from EURES Lithuania in order to apply.

TMS/YfEj supports European mobility and sustainable recruitments with fair working conditions. It cannot support employment within sales and telemarketing, businesses with high turnover or with one or more days of unpaid trial work/training before employment or which offers only commission with no fixed wages.

Go for a job interview

Jobseekers receiving an employer invitation can apply for financial support for a job interview in another EU country, Norway or Iceland. They can also apply for an interview trip within their country of residence if it is a recruitment towards a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

Funding is a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs depending on the distance from EUR 100-350, as well as a daily subsistence allowance to cover meals, local transport, telecommunications and other sundries. If the actual costs for travelling etc. is substantially lower, then the support may be reduced accordingly.

Conditions

Please note that jobseekers will be obliged to reimburse the whole amount if they do not travel to the interview, and if they do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that occurs, please inform TMS/YfEj immediately.

TMS/YfEj will verify all information given by jobseekers. During the application process the EURES adviser and interviewing employer will also be contacted.

When a job has been offered - Relocation allowance

 Jobseekers who have been offered a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland can apply for financial support for relocation. It is obligatory to receive mobility services from EURES Lithuania in order to apply.

The relocation support is a contribution towards the costs for transport, travel insurance, temporary accommodation during the first stay in the country, meals and other sundries. To be eligible to apply, jobseekers cannot receive the same kind of support from the employer. But it is possible to choose not to accept support from the employer and apply for allowance from TMS/YfEj instead. The support is a flat rate according to the country of destination from EUR 700-1400.

Family support: Recruited candidates can apply for financial support also for spouse and dependent children settling in the country of destination.

Conditions

Please note that jobseekers will be obliged to reimburse the whole amount if they do not start their new job or if they leave their job before 6 months, if they do not have duly motivated and lawful reasons to do so. If that occurs, please inform TMS/YfEj immediately.

TMS/YfEj will verify all information given by jobseekers. During the application process the EURES Lithuania and recruiting employer will also be contacted.

TMS/YfEj will ask the employer to send in a Confirmation of employment, no later than 4 weeks after the first day of work. We cannot grant any financial support until we have received the Confirmation of employment from the employer.

Other support measures

 Jobseekers may also be entitled to receive additional financial support to cope with costs required to move and work in another EU country, Norway or Iceland, as specified hereunder. A precondition is that the employer, other EU programme or authority do not already pay for these costs.

TMS/YfEj makes an individual assessment based on each application.

Recognition of qualifications

A jobseeker who finds a job, is pre-selected or has good chances of finding a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland and has a need to have academic and/or professional qualifications recognized in the new country of work, may qualify for financial support towards the costs incurred. The costs incurred with the recognition of qualifications may include: certified copies and/or translations, administrative proceedings, supervised practices (or trainings) and/or aptitude tests. Payment of financial support may be claimed, flat rate of max EUR 400, after submission of the recognition request to the competent clarification body in the new country of work.

Language course

A jobseeker who finds a job, is pre-selected or has good chances of finding a job in another EU country, Norway or Iceland and has a need to attend a shorter language course in order to facilitate the job in the new country, may be eligible to apply for financial support. Please note that TMS/YfEj needs to authorize the application before the start of the course.

The financial support consists of a reimbursement of actual declared costs, up to max. EUR 2 000, after completion of the course and presentation of documentary evidence such as course certificate, invoice(s) and receipt(s).

An advance payment of 50 percent of the total amount may in some cases be claimed. The balance will be paid after completion of the course and after presentation of documentary evidence such as course certificate, invoice and proof of payment. If the course is not completed, any advance payments will have to be reimbursed to TMS/YfEj by the jobseeker.

The application should be sent well ahead, preferably 2 weeks before the start of the language course.

Supplementary trip allowance

If a jobseeker has been offered an interview or a job in another EU country with the support of TMS/YfEj and has special needs, then the jobseeker may qualify for a supplementary trip allowance. This allowance can help jobseekers to cope with extraordinary expenditures when moving to another EU country. Reimbursement of declared costs up to EUR 500.

The jobseeker may have special needs, i.e. disabilities and/or come from a disadvantaged social/economic/educational background or be facing temporary economic difficulties. The supplementary trip allowance could cover transportation of a wheelchair or a guide-dog, the travel cost of accompaniment or other duly justified need. The jobseeker could also be travelling from the outermost regions/peripheral regions of Europe and experience extraordinary costs immediately before and/or after moving to another EU country, Norway or Iceland.

For more information and the application forms please contact .

 

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Phone 1883 or (+370) 5 250 0883

Fax.: (+370) 236 0788, (+370) 274 5883

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