On Monday, 5th October 2020, the Minister for Gozo Hon. Clint Camilleri announced a one-time initiative with reference to the Gozo Employment Refund Scheme. This measure is considered as one that promotes sustainable employment, while seeding enhanced competitivity to Gozitan enterprises and companies.

The scheme has re-opened its timeframe of application from 2018, the year of its inception. This means that those employers who have recruited employees since 2018, however, did not apply for the scheme, or were turned-downed due to expired timeframes, shall be eligible to apply on those same employees. Two main conditions must be adhered to in this case: the employee in concern is to still be employed with the same employer (uninterruptedly); and the employee must be provided a minimum three-year contract if not yet already provided. The scheme’s remaining terms and conditions and guidelines must remain adhered to in their entirety. These applications will be treated as 2020 applicants, and hence no reimbursements in retrospective will be made. The grant offers a maximum refund of €6,000 over the spread of three years.

Applications remain open till 31/12/2020. The following link is provided for ease of reference: Gozo Employment Refund Scheme.