€230m plan for 50,000 jobs

FIFTY-THOUSAND jobs are planned to be created in the Murcia Region by 2016. That’s according to the Regional Government which has approved the Regional Employment Strategy with an investment of €231.6million.

Equipped with seven programmes of action, the new plan provides for the creation of 50,000 jobs in the region between 2014 and 2016. Spokesman Jose Gabriel Ruiz, said that the creation of these jobs is an ambitious target, with young people, the over 45s with families and the long term unemployed being the focus groups for work. “Murcia is creating jobs at a higher rate than the national average,” said Ruiz, who made it clear that “employment has come to the region to stay. It is the second community to have the highest increase in employment and youth unemployment has fallen 11 per cent.”

The seven point plan includes support to entrepreneurs and small/medium sized companies; making paperwork for businesses simpler; improving the quality of employment; create a general employment programme worth €103million; a youth guarantee and family employment guarantee programme and schemes aimed at female victims of gender violence and other groups at risk of social exclusion.



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    • Michael Dixon

      24 July 2014 • 18:45

      I would hope that a part of this investment is used to link Torrevieja and Orihuela to Alicante Airport.

      Proper infrastructural investment in Spain’s Natural Resource of Tourism will continue to generate employment for many years into the future, and will be matched by the EU too!

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