Unemployment

Working in Europe | Unemployment | Malta

 

YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB AT THE MOMENT? THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are unemployed and seeking employment, and you are capable and available to work, you can register with the Jobsplus as a jobseeker. Registering as a jobseeker means that you are ready and willing to take active steps to improve your employability and to seek and take up work. You may register online as a jobseeker here​.

EU Nationals (with the exception of Croatian Nationals) are eligible to live and work in Malta. Before moving to Malta it is recommended that individuals contact the Jobsplus EURES team to find out more about living and working in Malta as well as obtaining information about any preparatory work that should be carried out to ensure a smooth transition. Once the jobseeker moves to Malta, s/he is entitled to register as unemployed with Jobsplus.

EURES Malta also provides integration assistance to people that have moved to Malta through information sessions and other activities, which are specifically targeted at this population group. Moreover, individuals are also assigned an employment advisor who will provide further assistance in the job search.

 

Register as a jobseeker

Upon first registration, you are issued with a magnetic card with your fingerprint details stored in it. This card is required to allow you to register at a stipulated time and place. A chit (a small printout) is issued every time you register, providing details for your next registration and any other messages that Jobsplus may have for you.

It is very important that you read the chit messages properly. Messages on the chit include information to attend activities such as Job Search seminars, training courses, job fairs or interviews at Jobsplus or job interviews with employers. Failure to attend any such activities will indicate that you are no longer interested in using Jobsplus services, and your name will hence be removed from the register.

During your registration, you are expected to send feedback on each job interview to your Jobsplus employment advisor.

First time registration

 

 

 

If you are a disadvantaged person, Jobsplus can offer you specialised services and schemes. Persons in disadvantaged situations include former substance abusers, former prison inmates, persons with disability, be it intellectual or physical, persons suffering from mental illnesses, workers who have been out of the labour market for a long period of time, and other people with different social problems.

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If you are unemployed, you may be entitled a number of Social Security benefits. When a person is registered on the Part 1 Register of Jobsplus, an application for Unemployment Benefits​​ is automatically submitted. The Department of Social Security is informed by Jobsplus and the necessary arrangements with respect to social benefits and NI credits are made by this Department. Not all clients registering on Part 1 are automatically eligible for social benefits.

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Information provided by EURAXESS Malta