Workers who have been expelled from the business production cycle have serious problems with their professional skills and the outplacement in the labour market. Within this context, hopefully the «assegno individuale di ricollocazione» (a personal allowance for outplacement) can reinforce that professional skills worn out by the speed of technological changes. Adopting this Active Policy measure in order to create new job opportunities, the Italian legislator introduces a new tool in the legal system that can be considered as a contract - independently from the terminology used to define it - in accordance with article 1321 of Civil Code, even because the workers voluntarily declare to accept the measure itself. At the heart of the outplacement contract (allowance) there is, therefore, a service agreement between an institution and the unemployed individual, according to which the unemployed individual has the right to get from the institution a personalized action plan that binds both of them to respect the mutually agreed commitment. A possible violation of the above-mentioned agreement could generate a contractual liability that makes the measure effective by balancing the costs incurred by the State. This new measure can give efficient managerial functions to Employment Offices and Private Recruitment Agencies and could be a starting point for a great revival.
Keywords: Allowance; Outplacement; Active Policy; Employment Offices; Unemployment; Anpal; Welfare state