Mijas Council’s labour market boost

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Mijas councils Labour Market Boost
Shortage of skills needed within warehouses

MIJAS COUNCIL continues its quest to help the long-term unemployed by offering a training course on warehouse work.

The 70-hour course, which will take place in the Department for Social Services, is aimed at those who have been unemployed for some time or come from families in which all members are unemployed.

Mari Carmen Carmona, Councillor for Social Services, explained, “We have big companies that want to bet on Mijas and that they are seeing a bit of a rebound in economic activity. In addition, they demand a lot of this type of training due to the shortage of people with specialties in handling machinery in warehouses or with paperwork skills, among other skills, so we want to offer this type of courses so that residents have a greater opportunity in the labour market.”

During the theoryl sessions, attendees will be taught about dealing with paperwork, personnel management and operating equipment. Councillor Carmona explained, “it is noteworthy that in Mijas we have large and powerful companies such as Carrefour, AKI or Corte Ingles, who always collaborate with us in these schemes, as well as many others who want to join our training programs, and we have to take advantage of support they give us.”

Mijas Council recently announced it expects to receive hundreds of millions of Euros of investment from Britons buying up property locally in the 10 years following Brexit.

Juan Carlos Maldonado, Mijas’ Mayor explained, “This council team has managed to instil confidence in British buyers to come and spend their money in our municipality.”

He added the first €10 million has already hit Mijas, explaining, “The number of licences for building work in Mijas is growing and this real estate development reveals the confidence the town generates.”

Mijas is also attracting substantial investment in its hotel industry. Juan Carlos Maldonado recently announced the council has approved a building permit to refurbish luxury hotel, Byblos, with works beginning after the summer.

Maldonado commented, “The deadlines are being met and, if everything continues to go to plan, once the summer season ends, this tourist attraction will have a green light to start refurbishments.”

He added, “Byblos is a year-round quality attraction which draws in crowds in the golfing sector and most importantly boosts our town’s economy and generates employment.”

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