The Directorate of Labour offers the project Initiative to unemployed entrepreneurs. It’s main objective is to support jobseekers in creating their own job opportunity.
If you have a business idea, whether it is an innovation and /or development project, a production, or a service, the program allows you to receive guidance and assistance to develop your idea.
Participants will assess the market’s demand for their product and/or service and make a business plan to determine the efficiency of their project and whether it can meet the requirements to create employment.
Requirements to participate in the Initiative program.
- Participants must have an approved application for unemployment benefits and have at least six months remaining of their benefit entitlement period.
- Participants commit themselves to work full time on their business idea.
- Participants must participate in educational workshops during the contract period and be willing to receive guidance in the development of their idea.
- Participants must submit a business plan or equivalent documents to The Directorate of Labour within six months from the commencement of the program.
All applications for this program are reviewed by a committee from The Directorate of Labour.