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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-36/1320 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 September 2020 – 31 December 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||24 October 2020 (updated 03 November 2020)|
The COVID-19 crisis has triggered an increase in unemployment. In order to help the unemployed to find a job, a program has been launched to enhance the employability through dual vocational training measures, and more specifically through Workshop Schools (Escuelas Taller), Trade Houses (Casas de Oficios) and the Employment Workshops (Talleres de Empleo). These are configured as a mixed employment and training program, the main objective of which is to improve the employability of unemployed people, in order to facilitate their insertion into the labor market.
The measure approved has a total budget of €16,842,000, to be executed in 2020 and 2021, charged to the budgets of the Public Employment Service, SEPE, which will be used to finance the programs of Workshop Schools and Trade Houses as well as Employment Workshops in the exclusive area of SEPE management, in collaboration with organs and agencies of the General State Administration. The grant approved today, charged to the credit reserve, established in the SEPE expenditure budget, referred to in article 21.4 of the Employment Law, will allow the execution of 2,700 employment contracts.
This measure adds to the subsidy, already approved by the Council of Ministers on August 4, for a call for subsidies, amounting to €23 million, to finance the employment plans of Ceuta and Melilla, and which has the objective is to recruit at least 1,700 people in the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.
No data available.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Local / regional government
Public employment service
Public support service providers
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Some social partner orgnisations used to be the organisations taking part in the implementation by being the Workshop Schools and Trade Houses where the training happens.
No views have been reported.
Eurofound (2020), Programs to improve the employability of unemployed people, measure ES-2020-36/1320 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-36_1320.html
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