€1 million in aid for job-seeking for 339 former coal miners in Spain
Parliament will vote on Tuesday on EU aid worth €1,002,264 for 339 dismissed coal miners in the Spanish region Castilla y León to look for work.
- Staff made redundant by five mining companies; most from “Hullera Vasco Leonesa S.A.” (227);
- Job losses were the result of competition from cheaper coal from non-European countries;
- Spain submitted the application for aid from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) on 20 January 2017.
Once the full house has approved the request for aid, it still needs to be adopted by the Council of Ministers, on 11 July 2017.
The measures co-financed by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund help redundant workers with career coaching and individual guidance, employment and business services, a variety of vocational training schemes, services for new entrepreneurs and start-up grants, hiring incentives, training-related allowances, subsidies and contributions towards removal costs. The Fund’s annual ceiling is €150 million.
Vote: Tuesday, 4 July