Austria recruits staff to find penalties for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, salary more than 3,000 USD/month

Austria recruits employees to find penalties for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, with a salary of more than 3,000 USD/month - Photo 1.

People go to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Vienna, Austria – Photo: AFP

According to RT Radio, this attractive recruitment advertisement was broadcast around the city of Linz a few weeks before Austria began implementing the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement on a large scale.

Selected candidates are tasked with imposing fines, handling complaints and imposing sanctions on unvaccinated people who do not pay fines.

The recruitment ad describes this as a job for people who “like to work related to law and administrative procedures”, with a starting salary of 3,126 USD/month (about 72 million VND).

To apply, candidates must have Austrian nationality, graduate from secondary school, be determined, be willing to work overtime, have no criminal record and must have a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID -19.

The city of Linz, with about 200,000 inhabitants, has one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 vaccination in the whole of Austria. RT said that up to now, the rate of full injections in this city is only 63%.

Earlier, in early December, the Austrian government and nearly 70% of the opposition party approved the application of a mandatory order to vaccinate against COVID-19 before February 1, 2022 for all Austrians, except those under 14 age or those with a medical exemption.

According to local media, people who do not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country can be severely fined every three months. If a person insists on not being vaccinated against COVID-19 for a year, the total fine can be up to 3,600 euros (about 93 million VND) for 12 months.

Austria is the first country in Europe to announce mandatory universal vaccination for all citizens.

It is also the first country in the world to impose a strict nationwide ban, especially for those who have not been vaccinated as of November. The order was later expanded to include vaccinated citizens.

The blockade order is maintained until the end of December 12, but Austrians who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are still prohibited from going out non-essentially.

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