Action plan for employment

10 February 2017


Employment , Labor Rights

In combating unemployment, we are fighting to do more than create just any jobs. We are fighting to create jobs that allow people to live with dignity.

This is one of the goals we have set out to achieve, and it's why we will devote 37 million euros to an Action Plan that prioritizes employment for young people, the long-term unemployed, women, and those with the greatest difficulty in accessing the job market.

One of the main characteristics of this plan is that it will be decentralized in the neighbourhoods. Tired of looking for work, there are many people who have thrown in the towel, and no longer even visit the main Barcelona Activa offices. We want to reach out and make it easier for them with information and training centres in their neighbourhoods. The first Local Employment Service centre will open in the Can Peguera neighbourhood of the Nou Barris district. It will function as a pilot for the new model and a network of services in other districts.

While the city hall does not have responsibility for employment, Barcelona will never resign itself to allow unemployment and/or job insecurity to be the present or future for anyone.


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