By Joe Chivers,
THOUSANDS of young unemployed people in Axarquia are soon to be working thanks to the Junta’s new scheme.
The Emple@Joven programme, aimed to help unemployed people under 30, is set to give 1132 young people work.
This demographic is one of the worst hit by the current economic crisis and Spain’s crushing unemployment rates.
The scheme aims to help find young people short-term jobs, if they have been unable to find work themselves, giving them a job, training and experience.
As part of the programme, Axarquia has been allocated a €4.7 million investment. The work given to the youths is primarily related to community services, such as cleaning, environmental protection, maintenance work and waste management.
Other jobs available include the promotion of sports, tourism, culture and local products.
In Torrox, 109 youths were hired, with jobs ranging from builders, to sports instructors to gardeners.
The Junta’s delegate in Malaga, Ruiz Espejo, called the programme ‘pioneering’, saying that it ‘supports youth employment and aims to give them opportunities to access the job market’.