Work foresees the creation of 10,000 jobs with the Perte of care

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The Secretary of State for Employment, Joaquín Pérez Rey, foresees that the Perte of the social economy and care will have an impact of more than 10,000 jobs and serve to increase the size of companies and promote collaboration and cooperativism in the sector.

“This Perte tries to boost the social economy and give it a twist (…) increasing the weight of companies in the sector, its size, and linking it to the care economy”, explained Pérez Rey of this strategic project for the recovery and economic transformation that is financed with European funds from the ” Next (LON: NXT ) Generation EU” program.

In an interview for the “Plan Europa” program, which is being developed by EFE with the consulting firm KPMG, the Secretary of State stressed the prominent role that the social economy has in Spain compared to the rest of Europe, with a weight equivalent to 10 % of GDP and around 43,000 companies employing 12,000 workers.

The Ministry of Agriculture already has some call in progress related to this Perte, related to the shared ownership of agricultural holdings, but it will be in the month of October when the Ministry of Labor will launch its first call to promote the cooperative fabric.

Labor is going to tender a total of 100 million euros of the 808 million of public investment planned for this Perte through the thirteen ministries involved, a figure that the Government believes can be “doubled or tripled” with the mobilization of private investment.

“What this Perte is about is that small cooperatives can continue to grow and that the social economy is an example of how, through cooperation, an economy can be made that is competitive and can be internationalized”, Pérez underlined. King.

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He added that “from the point of view of care, it will have a strong impact in anchoring the population to the territory, in avoiding depopulation”, since most of the companies in the sector are located in towns with fewer than 40,000 inhabitants.

“We are very hopeful that it will work so that cooperativism continues to stimulate this idea of ​​a social economy outside the capitals”, a goal in which digitization will be key, as he said.

“Why not have a cooperativism based on digital platforms?” asked Pérez Rey, who has also pointed to telecare or remote care as a business model to develop.

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