JOBS            
      
                                             
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
United Nations Development Programme

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Job Opportunities Through Business Support Project


       The JOBS project demonstrates a replicable model for stimulation and creation of micro and small enterprises. The project is implemented in 40 communities throughout Bulgaria, including Velingrad. The JOBS project has created a sustainable network of 37 Business Centers, including 13 Business Incubators, 3 Business Information Centers, and 3 remote Business Center offices that provide services to businesses in order to help them grow.

JOBS Strategy
  • Support micro and small enterprises and agricultural producers in rural areas
  • Integrated approach to job creation and economic development
  • Promote an entrepreneurial environment
  • Enchance linkages between public, private and NGO sector
JOBS Beneficiaries
  • Unemployed
  • Existing small and micro companies
  • Subsistence farmers with entrepreneurial potential
  • Minorities
  • Local stakeholders - public, private, NGOs
Business Sector Focus

As a result of initial market research and analysis the JOBS project will focus its marketing and business development activities on fourpriority sectors of the highest international competitiveness:

  • apparel and textiles
  • herbs and spices
  • alternative agriculture
  • woodoworking
  • tourism
  • crafts
Financial Mechanism
    Implemented in each business center

Financial leasing
/ productive assets/

Leasing Scheme 1:

      • Maximum of 25,000 BGN
      • Grace period - 6 months
      • Repayment period up to 36 months
      • Down payment: 20 percent of purchase price
      • Equal monthly installments
      • Interest rate: main interest rate + 10
Leasing Scheme 2:
/if you are unemployed, start with leasing/
      • Maximum of 5,000 BGN
      • Grace period - 6 months
      • Repayment period up to 48 months
      • Down payment: 10 percent of purchase price
      • Equal monthly installments
      • Interest rate: main interest rate + 5
For more information : www.jobs-bg.org

 

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