The president of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, has today formalized with the State a Comprehensive Plan of Employment (PIEC) for the islands that means allocating an additional 42 million to the hiring of 4,000 people belonging to disadvantaged groups and low employability.
In statements to the media, after signing the Plan with the director general of the State Employment Service (SEPE), Gerardo Gutiérrez, and the Under Secretary of Labor, Raúl Riesco, President Clavijo has underlined "the immediacy" of the project "that will be activated in 24 hours ", after signing tomorrow with the Canarian Federation of Municipalities.
He has also considered that the signing of this plan may be the "start" so that in the coming weeks other outstanding agreements between the State and the Canary Islands can be signed with other ministries.
Clavijo explained that with this Plan, approved on October 11 in the Council of Ministers, 4,000 new jobs are created with a time between six months and a year, "depending on what each municipality wants to extend."
The regional president has recognized the "rigidity" of the Canarian labor market, with the highest unemployment rates in Spain, and has considered that precisely the disadvantages of being an outermost region require specific employment measures "to correct these inequalities."
Clavijo also referred to the meeting he will hold next week with the chief executive, Pedro Sánchez, at La Moncloa and said that he faces it with "optimism and hope".