Organizations Request More Adaptable Terms To Employ Unfamiliar Specialists

A few areas with issues finding staff have previously held gatherings with the Ministry of Inclusion and Social Security to loosen up the circumstances expected to give work grants to transients. The areas counseled by eE bring up that among the adaptability estimates that have been mentioned from the Ministry of Agriculture would be the expansion in the time of work that travelers can stay in Spain , as of now a year, particularly vital for exercises like development.

To this end, the ministry headed by José Luis Escrivá will modify the Regulation on the rights and freedoms of foreigners in Spain, known as the Immigration Law. Thus, this Friday the draft has been launched for public consultation. Among the sectors with the greatest shortage of workers and most interested in the arrival of migrants are construction, the countryside (very demanding of foreign labor), hospitality or transport.

The sources consulted indicate that Social Security proposes to the sectors a triple way to increase the number of immigrants available to work . First, the contingent of Ukrainians who have received refuge in Spain fleeing the Russian invasion; the regularization of many workers who are in Spain irregularly (guaranteeing their permanence and allowing better qualifications) and facilitating campaigns to attract people who come to Spain individually with work permits.

But currently, Social Security recognizes rigidities that make it difficult to attract these workers, hence the reform of the regulation has been initiated in order to provide greater flexibility that facilitates the recruitment of workers from other countries.

Pedro Fernández Alen, president of CNC, the construction employers’ association, confirms that he has maintained contacts with the Ministry team to whom he has requested an extension of the period of stay in Spain.

The president of the construction companies in Spain confirms the strong demand for employment derived from the works linked to the Resilience Plan . And he refers to the estimates made by the Ministry of Public Works, which has quantified 472,000 jobs created with the 20,000 million euros that the ministry will invest with the funds from the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

A problem that already occurs today. According to a survey carried out by the CNC among companies in the sector, 65% of construction companies declare that they have “extremely difficult to hire site managers.” And so, in other more classic positions.

Fernández Alén has expressed to the ministry that the training of immigrant workers could be provided by the Construction Labor Foundation, one of the most comprehensive in Spain with delegations in all provinces.

José Luis Yzuel, president of the Spanish Hospitality Business Confederation, describes the changes in the current Immigration Regulations as “essential” and confirms to this newspaper that “they knew via the ministry that the procedures were going to be changed.”

From the agricultural sector, the president of Asaja, Pedro Barato, insists on making deadlines more flexible, reports Rafael Daniel. In Barato’s opinion, “the limit set by the labor reform for temporary employment is a problem.

Our activity has some specificities in the olive grove, the vineyard and other areas” that the reform did not foresee and that the sector demands that it rise to 120 days . For its part, from one of the most important Spanish fruit and vegetable companies, they also demand an end to other rigidities such as quotas. “It is impossible to increase the number of authorized peons even if the harvest demands it.”

Highly qualified permits barely add up to 7%
Spain has been displaying a strange apathy for many years when it comes to competing to attract brains from other countries , especially European ones, to fill vacant highly qualified positions in various economic sectors. The work authorizations that specialists call high-profile totaled, at the end of 2021, about 6,700 out of a total of 88,000, which represents 7% in relative terms.

In some autonomies the percentage rises to 12%, but the general reality does not change and waiters and cooks, farm laborers or domestic workers are the professions that occupy the majority of people who get jobs to work in our country.

It doesn’t matter what business school you go to. All experts agree that Spain’s lack of attractiveness for more educated workers stems from a web of weaknesses . And a large part of them are related to the way in which the Administrations manage the requests of the possible interested parties.

Spain can be blamed for a lack of imagination in its initiatives compared to proposals such as those of the Scandinavian countries
From the Valencian Institute of Economic Research they show that “there are no major aids for basic research”. Moreover, Spain has a clear disadvantage with respect to the flexibility that characterizes other countries in which these aids, in addition to being available, can be combined with the salary received for a job.

It doesn’t help at all either, the tedious bureaucracy to which the processing of permits is subjected, together with the high fiscal pressure on the highest salaries. The latter support in autonomies such as Catalonia marginal rates in personal income tax of the highest in the OECD, to which is added the increase in the maximum contribution bases, constant since 2013.

Spain can even be blamed for its lack of imagination in its initiatives in the face of proposals such as that of the Scandinavian countries. Finland, for example, offers the possibility to the talents it wants to attract to live 90 days in cities like Helsinki to see if they would adapt to their lifestyle.

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