If that schedule is met by the Ministry of Labour, in march, the autonomous communities already may have hired 3,000 guidance counselors that provided for in the plan of youth employment the Council of Ministers approved yesterday. To implement the key measure of the plan, Work will convene the communities before Christmas and will start all the process. According to his calculations, everything will be ready and the “technical guidance”, as they called the last drafts of the plan, may begin work in the first quarter of next year. Sources from the Ministry of Labour warn that, in any case, will depend on each community when they are hired and when they start their work, because the active policies of employment are a autonomous power.

In principle, the guidance counselors will be officials interim and will be assigned to the duration of a program of 18 months, a condition required by a Public Function. Then an evaluation will be conducted to decide on the continuity of this program. However, the bias of the initial of the responsible of this Work is that the program becomes final, pointed this week to sources in the department.

The cost of this measure amounts to eur 123 million, according to the budget table that accompanies the draft plan. This amount represents more than 6% Betgaranti of the total cost of the Plan of Youth Employment 2019-2021, 2,000 million. That is the official name of the program, which, as pointed out to the minister, Magdalena Valerio, has been negotiated for months with the social agents, the autonomous communities and other Executive departments (Education, Universities or Public Function, among others).

The last meeting occurred on Wednesday and served to add to the CEOE, which until then was reluctant until then. The change of position was it possible, after commit Work to give more weight in the plan to the public-private partnership between the Administration and the agencies of placement.

With the 50 measures that comprise the plan, the Government has set itself the target of reducing youth unemployment by 10 percentage points, to 23.5%, and increase the rate of activity up to 73.5%. It also aims to increase 15% each year the number of recruitments for open-ended, to reach 2.9 million. Other ambitious goals regarding the training initiatives for nearly 225,000 young people to acquire digital skills or that 40,000 are formed to work in strategic sectors of the economy.

In the submission of the plan, the minister Valerio recalled that there are currently 569.000 young unemployed, of whom 87.000 they are of long duration, and of these, 72,98% report a low level of training. “These data are sufficient to justify a comprehensive plan”, he argued. In addition, he added that his intention now is to develop another plan for the unemployed over 45 years old who have spent more than a year without employment.

Along with the most common measures of this type of plans, Work also aims to put in place a programme for the return of young people who marched with the crisis. This initiative, which takes the example launched in Castilla-La Mancha, will be co-ordinated from the Secretariat of State for Migration, said the minister Valerio.