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Spain — Association calls for public-private partnership in employment

03 March 2010

The President of the Association of Large Employment Agencies (Agett), Francisco Aranda, has commented on the latest labour market statistics published the Ministry for Employment and Immigration (MTIN).

Aranda said in a statement "during the first two months of 2010 there were 232,000 less social security payers compared to 120,000 less social security payers in the same period of 2008 [when the economic crisis started]. During the same period there were only 26,340 new social security payers compared to 83,000 new social security payers in the same period of 2008."

Aranda went on to say "the Spanish economy is far from coming back to a normal cycle in the employment market. Unemployment is going up at a time of the year when it normally goes down. This is another proof that Spain needs more than the announcement of measures to be taken. We need to put them into action and get on with it."

"We need to look at the experience of our European partners and form a public-private partnership in the labour market, which will improve employment opportunities for job seekers, especially for 'disadvantaged' job seekers."
Aranda alludes to the recent actions by the French and Italian governments of incentivising temporary employment agencies to find employment for job seekers including job seekers with special needs.

To read the full labour market statistics in Spanish language please click here



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