Almost half jobless 'have little chance of work'

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19 October 2006, MADRID — Almost half those out of work have little or no chance of getting jobs, said a government report.

19 October 2006

MADRID — Almost half those out of work have little or no chance of getting jobs, said a government report.

Forty-four percent of the unemployed – or 934,000 people - had little chance of getting jobs as they have been out of work for a year or more, or are not prepared to move to get work.

The ministry of work report found 30 percent of the jobless, or 625,309, have a level of 'employment suitability' which was very low.

Those in the worst situation are those who receive some sort of payments either as pay-offs or subsidies for those over 52 and are virtually 'pre-retired', it said.

Valeriano Gomez, secretary general of employment, said those who received benefits looked for work and would not accept the idea this meant they were less prepared to find employment.

Only 250,000 people who were receiving benefits had "little or very little" chance of getting work, according to the study, carried out by the University of Alcala.

Luis Toharia, author of the study, said the chances of getting work fell dramatically when the jobless had been out of work for longer than a year, restricted the area in which they were prepared to search for work, cut the number of possible work options or claimed less benefits.

 [Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

19 October 2006

MADRID — Almost half those out of work have little or no chance of getting jobs, said a government report.

Forty-four percent of the unemployed – or 934,000 people - had little chance of getting jobs as they have been out of work for a year or more, or are not prepared to move to get work.

The ministry of work report found 30 percent of the jobless, or 625,309, have a level of 'employment suitability' which was very low.

Those in the worst situation are those who receive some sort of payments either as pay-offs or subsidies for those over 52 and are virtually 'pre-retired', it said.

Valeriano Gomez, secretary general of employment, said those who received benefits looked for work and would not accept the idea this meant they were less prepared to find employment.

Only 250,000 people who were receiving benefits had "little or very little" chance of getting work, according to the study, carried out by the University of Alcala.

Luis Toharia, author of the study, said the chances of getting work fell dramatically when the jobless had been out of work for longer than a year, restricted the area in which they were prepared to search for work, cut the number of possible work options or claimed less benefits.

 [Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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