Unemployment rate of people with disabilities estimated at 40% (ANETI) | Tunisia News Gazette

Unemployment rate of people with disabilities estimated at 40% (ANETI)

The unemployment rate among people with disabilities is 40%, Jalila Oueslati, officer at the National Agency for Employment and Self-Employment (ANETI) said Tuesday.

Speaking at a conference organised by the Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE) on the professional integration of people with disabilities, Oueslati added that addressing the phenomenon of unemployment of people with disabilities requires updating the legal framework to encourage the private sector to recruit people with special needs.

The private sector benefits from several motivations decided by the State, she pointed out, citing, in this respect, the exemption of companies employing disabled people from paying part or even all of their contributions to the social security funds, according to the type of disability.

People with disabilities and representatives of associations operating in this field have found that despite these motivations, no improvement has been observed in the employment of this group, calling for the reactivation of laws to reduce the unemployment of people with disabilities.

Mohamed Chaabouni, a member of the IACE Steering Committee said the meeting aims to examine solutions to revive the employment of people with disabilities in the private sector.

Source: TAP News Agency

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