Government to create up to 20,000 public sector jobs

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 6 Jul, 2017 Updated Thu 6 Jul 2017 14:30 CEST
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The government, in collaboration with trade unions, has announced an ambitious plan to create 15,000 to 20,000 public sector jobs, according to various sources.


Just about 7,000 roles will be created for general state administration, with an additional 3,360 roles to be added to the judiciary.

The remaining more than 4,000 roles will supplement the national tax authority, the civil service and social security institutions, according to a report in El Mundo

According to El Mundo, most of the jobs will be rolled out in 2018 and 2019. El Pais however says the number of new jobs is above 20,000 and that most roles will be created in 2017. 

"This is an extraordinary plan to ensure the viability of the administration, which in just six years has seen its young staff decimated. At the moment, there are only 1,388 people under the age of 30 in a workforce of 190,858. Finally net jobs are created and now there is a need to raise wages to start regaining purchasing power," says Francisco Iglesias, vice president of CSI-F, the majority union in the Central State Administration, cited in El Pais

According to El Pais, it is the first time new public sector roles have been created in Spain since 2010. 

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