The Council of Ministers approved this Tuesday to distribute almost 2,111 million euros among the autonomous communities to finance active employment policies. Active employment policies, which aim to facilitate job placement from the Public Administration, are one of the matters that the Ministry of Labor intends to reform shortly to reduce unemployment in Spain, which was already very high, but has escalated due to the pandemic crisis.
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The specific amount approved this Tuesday by the Executive is 2,110,827,030 euros charged to the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), which will be distributed territorially among the autonomous communities with powers in the field of Active Employment Policies.
The allocation by territories has not yet been agreed. The Sectoral Conference on Employment and Labor Affairs in which the Communities and the Ministry of Labor are represented “will finally determine the territorial distribution of this amount”, the Ministry collects in an informative note. .
The Department headed by Yolanda Díaz has specified that “all the autonomous communities will improve or equalize their perceptions to finance active Employment Policies in 2021 compared to the previous year.”
This distribution of funds will be completed with another item of 688 million euros charged to the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, the Ministry explained.
Next Friday, April 16, the third vice president and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, will expand the details of the distribution of the funds in a press conference, as reported by her press office.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Economy recalled this Tuesday the increase of “35.7%” of the item assigned in the General State Budgets of 2021 to active employment policies, of a total of 6,482 million euros, compared to what is destined in 2020.
42 million for the employment plan of the Canary Islands
In addition, the Council of Ministers has approved to allocate 42 million euros to the development of a Comprehensive Employment Plan for the Canary Islands 2021 “to implement measures with the aim of improving employment,” reports Labor, which highlights that “unemployment in the Canary Islands it is a persistent phenomenon that is now being aggravated by the economic effects of the health crisis, with great incidence of the limitations of international mobility due to its condition as an ultra-peripheral region “.
The endowment of funds was already contemplated in the General State Budgets for 2021, recalls Work, and “will be distributed thanks to an agreement between the public body and the government of this autonomous community.”
The agreement “will detail the maximum amount granted for the different programs that are going to be executed, the actions that will receive funding and the deadline for submitting the report and the final supporting account,” adds the Ministry.