The government has admitted finally that yes, when they talk about people in employment, they’re actually talking bollocks – they mean employment contracts and so anyone with two jobs is being counted twice. The admission came after a tabled question in Congress by the UPyD party asking for clarification. What this means is that when the government talks about there being 16,950,000 people working in Spain, they actually mean there are 16,950,000 active work contracts Continue reading Spanish employment figures are contracts, not people admits government
Since Andalucia is now out of la crisis (according to whom? Oh, the Junta) it can start paying an Xmas bonus to all civil servants again. 260,000 civil servants across the region will see their pago extra returned as from next year, costing the region an additional 350 million euros in staff costs, said Susana Diaz in a triumphant speech this morning. It’s allowed because the Conserjería de Economia, the Andaluz Ministry for the Economy, Continue reading Andalucia’s doing so well it can pay civil servants their Xmas bonus again!
Great news! The Junta is spending another few million of my tax money to make you feel as if you’ve a chance of a job! It’s called Programa Emple@Joven (always exciting when the name’s got an @ in it, looks funky and modern!) and the Junta de Andalucia says “it’s the first phase of the implementation across the Autonomous Community of Andalusia of the Youth Guarantee System”. What this double-speak actually means is that they’re Continue reading Aged between 18-29, in Andalusia and looking for a job?
Just how many Andaluzes work for the public sector? It’s an ongoing joke, about how the biggest employer is the state, closely followed by the bars for those employees to hang out in. But, is it true? Well, todays Ideal newspaper has a special report on the state of the public sector in Andalucia… 20% of the active population work for the Junta, for one of its state owned companies, or a townhall. That’s one Continue reading 1 in 5 Andaluzes work for the Junta
President Susana Diaz of Andalucia today made the startling announcement that she is launching a job scheme in Carboneras based around the demolition of the Algarrobico hotel, and restoring of the land it sits on back to natural park. The move is being seen as an attempt to win hearts and minds in Carboneras, as the townhall is firmly against the demolition of the hotel and wants it opened. President Diaz said that the demolition Continue reading Algarrobico will be DEMOLISHED and LOCAL PEOPLE used for the job says President Diaz
Some 50,000 people are employed in the agricultural sector in the province. This is a record, we’ve never had that many before. Two ways of looking at this, muses me… a) The “Official One”: José Manuel Ortiz, territorial delegate of the Andalucian Ministry for Agricultura, Pesca y Medio Ambiente, congratulates the farmers of the province for struggling against the economic crisis, creating jobs and stimulating the local economy; b) The DJ one: We’re all going Continue reading Almeria has more farm workers than ever before
38 types of work contract will go out of the window next year and be replaced by just four types: indefinite, temporary, training and apprenticeship. Currently, there are an amazing 42 types of work contract in Spain, which is, of course, just paper-pushing for bureaucrats. The state will throw out all of the variations and reduce them to just the basic four types, a move which will mainly help small and medium businesses. An associated Continue reading From 42 types of work contracts to just 4
There are now 6,202,700 people actively seeking a job in Spain, according to the latest employment figures published the State Statistics Agency INE. That’s 27.16% of the working population. The figures speak for themselves. El Mundo helpfully points out that if everyone of the Spanish unemployed stood in a line holding hands, they would reach from Cordoba to Moscow: Meanwhile, the economic recession continues to bite in Spain – the working population dropped by 235.300 Continue reading 6.2 million unemployed (and rising)
Here’s some interesting statistics gathered about the labour market in the province: (Remember, Almería has one of the highest unemployment figures in the eurozone, hovering at around 35%). There were, on the 31st December 2011, 253,172 people working in the province. 28.4%= 72,000 people have an indefinite work contract and work for a private company or business (R. General). 18.5%= 47,172 people work in agriculture (R.E. Agricultura, although of course this is now being switched Continue reading So, how big is the public sector in Almería?
Valeriano Gómez, the Minister of Employment (at least until Sunday!) has suggested that he would like to triple the amount the government gives companies to offset the cost of hiring people. The aids, on which the social security office spends around 3 billion a year at present, go towards a number of special interest schemes, such as offsetting social security costs for hiring older people, first time employees, disabled members of staff, etc. It strikes Continue reading Minister of Employment suggests 9 billion euros to help offset cost of hiring staff