The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €1.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 285 former workers of the car manufacturer Grupo Santana in Andalucía find new jobs. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for approval.
The package is designed to help the workers by offering them upskilling, vocational and on-the-job training and training allowances.
EU Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, commented: "Car production in Europe has dropped dramatically and the car industry is facing major structural changes to respond to globalisation. Many workers in the motor industry are experiencing hardship and EU solidarity is therefore important to help them manage this difficult transition. The €1.9 million we have proposed would help these redundant workers to adapt their skills and make it easier for them to find a new job or set up their own enterprises".