Public Work Programs target short-term employment and training of the unemployed directly or through contracting for public works in the periods of intense unemployment. These activities are generally performed to prevent the registered unemployed from joblessness for longer periods and ending up in financial difficulties, losing their work habits and discipline, and provide their short-term employment and training in the periods of financial crisis, privatization, financial structuring, natural disasters, and intense unemployment.

What is the Duration of Public Work Programs?

• Duration of Public Work Program cannot be longer than nine months per year. In case of re-organization of a Public Work Program with the same institution/agency, participants can take part in the Public Work Program again in the event of positive feedback by the cooperated institution/agency and approval of the provincial directorate.

Conditions for Participation in Programs

• Being unemployed and registered to the Agency 
• Being 18 or older
• Not receiving retirement, disability, widows or orphans pension,

Expenses that could be Met within the Scope of the Program 

• Minimum wage,
• Social Security and General Health Insurance Premiums.