The "Plan Activa Valencia" has a budget of one million euros and aims to stimulate the economy and employment in the city. To do this, it seeks to take advantage of the structures that the city council has and use them in a coordinated way with the social and economic agents of the city, in order to exploit the synergies that this collaboration can create and take advantage of many potential aspects of the city that have been neglected until now.Five areas of action for the benefit of employment According to the framework established by the "Fundación Pacto por el Empleo en la Ciudad de Valencia" (Pact for Employment in the City of Valencia Foundation), the actions to be carried out are divided into five different areas: employment, business, entrepreneurs, economic and international promotion. However, these areas will be interrelated in favour of the promotion of employment and through training programmes. 46 people have recently been hired for six months under this philosophy using the funds of this plan.
It has been decided to offer these jobs to unemployed people who have been working for at least 360 days and who do not enjoy any kind of economic assistance. In this way, the aim is to favour people in a more precarious situation with fewer opportunities instead of hiring freely or contracting services from a private company. The work of some of these 46 people will be to carry out a census of the illegal apartments in the city. In addition, they will inform the neighbours how to act if they are affected by this illegal activity and they will also inform the owners of the requirements that their properties have to fulfil in order to legalise their situation.Offering jobs to the unemployed to solve a problem in the Valencian tourism sectorThis contract is a clear example of the spirit of the Plan Activa Valencia in its commitment to employment.
In this way, it offers jobs to the long-term unemployed, advises the residents and opens the door to a solution to one of the city's great tourism problems. At the stroke of a pen, it creates jobs, offers social assistance and provides a glimpse of a solution to curb unfair competition in tourism. The benefits of this action do not end there, since the workers hired will receive training and the experience will help them to integrate into the labour market. In the medium term, the town council will obtain extra remuneration in its coffers as a result of the legalisation of apartments and the collection of fines, and finally the tourism sector will be free of illegal competition that is wreaking havoc on its results and will reactivate the supply of jobs to deal with the upturn in business.