Factual background On 4 January 2005, the Department of Labour in the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance notified a draft aid scheme to the Commissioner for State aid control, entitled “scheme for the provision of incentives regarding the recruitment of persons with a serious disability in the private sector”. The scheme aims at facilitating the recruitment of unemployed persons with a serious disability in the private sector, as well as at assisting their participation in society. Persons with a serious disability are those who have a serious physical disability, mental impairment or/and sensory impairment (visual or hearing). The scheme aims at tackling the reluctance of employers to recruit people with a serious disability either due to their perceived lower productivity
The Cyprus Commissioner for State aid control authorizes an aid scheme aimed at facilitating the recruitment of unemployed persons with a serious disability in the private sector (Scheme for recruitment of disabled persons)
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