Benidorm requests a €700,000 subsidy to hire 60 people to help support Covid-19 issues


September 10, 2020
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Benidorm City Council has asked the Generalitat Valenciana (Regional Government) for a subsidy of about €700,000 to hire 60 unemployed people over 30 years of age to meet needs derived from Covid-19. The Councillor for Employment and Local Development, Mónica Gómez, has reported that “this grant has already been requested within the framework of the ECOVD2020 program, launched by LABORA in coordination with the Valencian Agency for Security and Emergency Response (AVSRE) and financed by through the European Social Fund ”.

The municipal proposal is to “hire 60 people to carry out actions aimed at preventing, containing, alleviating or mitigating the effects of Covid-19 in the municipality of Benidorm, for example by providing support to educational centres, nurseries and training centres or in cultural and sporting events; or supporting compliance with preventive measures in municipal facilities and public spaces, among others ”.

According to the bases of the call, "the subsidy must be used to hire people who are unemployed as a result of the situation derived from Covid-19", and "the contracts will be for a period of six months”. The City Council's forecast is that the people hired can start at the end of the year.  

Gómez has clarified that “the Generalitat must now assess our request and decide what amount to grant to the City Council. It will be the amount that they finally grant us that will determine if we can hire 60 people or if we have to lower this figure ”. Once the aid has been granted and the definitive number of people to be hired has been established, the City Council will publish the requested job profiles and LABORA will send the list of candidates registered in the demanded occupations.