Susana Díaz, president of the Junta de Andalucía, put the emphasis on plans for employment at the general debate on the region held in the Andalusian Parliament in Seville on Wednesday.
She proposed the approval of a decree that would promote employment in industry, giving it a budget of 308 million euros. The legislation would include specific plans for the unemployed of between 45 and 55 years of age. There are over 360,000 unemployed people in this age group in Andalucía. Job contracts will have a minimum duration of six months and, like the plans which are aimed at young people, the Junta will focus on the population in the local area. Díaz also announced that 50 million euros would be the incentive to encourage stable employment with 8,000 euros paid out per contract.
These new measures will be included in the 2018 budget that Parliament will approve in two weeks. The budget already includes proposals for free university registration, 7,675 new places for civil servants and up to 10 billion euros to the Andalusian Health Service to improve emergency treatment and shorten waiting lists.