The “Crea feina, Barcelona!” programme represents a new Barcelona City Council initiative promoting the creation of jobs in the city, with the general goal of encouraging the recruitment of 300 unemployed people. Other specific goals include revitalising the labour market by supporting companies with the capacity for creating jobs, promoting the growth of beneficiary companies and facilitating the entry of jobless people into the labour market.
Special consideration will be given to the promotion of the measure among companies carrying out activities in one of the sectors considered strategic by Barcelona City Council, as well as egalitarian gender distribution of the people hired associated with grants, without this involving the prioritisation of these companies in accessing subsidies.
It should be borne in mind that:
—Applications must be registered within a maximum period of one month as from the date of signing of the contract invoked for the subsidy, and always within the established application deadline.
—A single copy of it can be presented, for use for all the applications of the person(s) hired. Submitted documents that are not accompanied by the corresponding application will not be considered, except where such documents are to be attached to a procedure that has already been initiated.
—The subsidies referred to under this programme are voluntary and temporary, are freely revocable and reducible according to the cases provided for by the general regulations for subsidies and their regulatory terms and conditions, do not create any right to obtaining other subsidies in subsequent years and may not be adduced as a precedent.
—The subsidies are to be granted on the condition that they satisfy the general-interest purpose and they are non-refundable, without prejudice to their reimbursement in the cases provided for under Barcelona City Council’s regulations governing subsidies.
—The subsidies are compatible with any other granted by other authorities or public or private bodies, including municipal subsidies granted for other projects.
—They are also compatible with tax allowances and exemptions.
—Subsides may not be granted where they are for an amount which, together with other subsidies, allowances or financial aid received, exceed the cost of the hiring to be made by the beneficiary.
The period for submitting applications and documents, which was originally from 15 October to 20 November 2020, has been extended until 30 June 2021. The new period for submitting applications is therefore from 15 October 2020 to 30 June 2021 inclusive.
Further information can be found on the City Council’s procedures portal: https://seuelectronica.ajuntament.barcelona.cat/oficinavirtual/ca/tramit/20200001424 or go to the barcelonactiva.cat/creafeina website