Youth unemployment continues to be one of the great ills of the Spanish economy, and the economic crisis associated with the pandemic has not helped it to stop being that way.
Currently, the youth unemployment rate according to EPA data stands at 38%, one of the highest in the European Union . And, of these, there are a million under-25s who are not currently studying or working, which is the first increase since 2008. It must be taken into account that the INE data also includes young people who are currently in ERTE.
Faced with this problem, a few months ago the Executive proposed to relaunch European funds the system Youth Guarantee , a formula that was created with the idea of providing applicants an offer of employment and training to reduce the number of so- called ‘no -nis’ , young people who neither study nor work.
How to sign up for the Youth Guarantee Plus
The fundamental requirement is that applicants be young people between the ages of 16 and 29 who are neither studying nor working. For them, the promise is to get out of this training or employment within 4 months, and that will continue to be the promise in the new Guarantee Plus plan.
Is fulfilled? The system has gone through several phases, with some years in which only 30% of those enrolled achieved a satisfactory exit and others in which 66% achieved it within a year.
Other requirements are:
– Have Spanish nationality or be citizens of the Union or of the States party to the European Economic Agreement or Switzerland who are in Spain in the exercise of free movement and residence. Foreigners holding an authorization to reside in Spanish territory that enables them to work may also register.
– Be registered in any locality of the Spanish national territory.
– Be over 16 years old and under 30 years old.
– Not having worked on the calendar day prior to the application submission date.
– Not having received educational actions on the calendar day prior to the application submission date.
– Not having received training actions on the calendar day prior to the application submission date.
– Present an express declaration of having an interest in participating in the National Youth Guarantee System.
To access, those interested must register in the Youth Guarantee File, which you can access through this link.
The activation of the application can be done with an electronic certificate, with the Cl @ ve System, or by registering with a username and password.
The new Youth Guarantee Plus will have 15,000 companies
Among the 69 measures that make up the Youth Guarantee Plus plan that the Government is relaunching is the commitment of early care, in a maximum of four months, to all young people enrolled in the plan.
Added to this is the willingness to involve 15,000 companies that offer stable employment to applicants. The plan foresees the creation of 50 accredited youth insertion centers (public and private), one for every 2,000 young people that will have 12 professionals each trained as labor consultants and another 50 “youth employment clusters”.
Among the objectives of the pilot program each year, 4 million hours of attention are dedicated to young people, with 240,000 hours of training for tutors in companies. To this end, each company, the 15,000 planned, will have to appoint a tutor.