By Tara Rippin • 10 December 2018 • 15:40
ONE in three adults under 30 is out of work in Spain, prompting an injection of two billion euros of government cash to tackle exceptionally high ‘unemployment levels’.
Labour minister Magdalena Valerio told Spanish press that many people in their 20s are ‘dependent on their parents, and grandparents’ because of a lack of opportunities.
According to reports, overall unemployment levels in Spain have been slowly dropping since the economic crisis, but at 14.5 per cent, are still the second highest in Europe, after Greece.
Unemployment figures for the under 30s stands at 33 per cent and Spain’s Socialist government wants to slash it to 23.5 per cent by 2021.
As such, it has announced two billion euros will be spent training this particular age group in languages and digital skills, with improved guidance.
It also aims to promote training programmes with the promise of work on completion, by working in conjunction with companies and potential employers.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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