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The Minister of Economy, Employment and Competitiveness of the Community of Madrid, Manuel Giménez, has revealed this Saturday the “expectation” of the autonomous government of to be able to “recover between 35,000 and 55,000 jobs from people who are currently in temporary employment regulation (ERTE) files” Now that “finally” the region enters phase 1, starting this Monday.

Giménez explained that the regional government will try to promote the recovery of these jobs with the help of the Madrid Emplea Plan, with a support of between 3,000 and 10,000 euros for companies, through six lines of aid.

This Saturday, the counselor visited shops and hospitality establishments in Valdemoro together with the vice president and government spokesman, Ignacio Aguado, because, as he has assessed, it is about “two essential activities not only for Madrid’s economy, but also for our culture and for our society”.

Regarding restoration, it has indicated that it represents 6% of the Madrid economy and employs 200,000 people, while commerce represents 13% of the regional economy and employs 300,000 workers, of which 82% also have an indefinite contract. In other words, commerce generates a high quality job in the Community of Madrid, “he added.

Street vendor return

The Ministry of Economy of the Community of Madrid is also finalizing the resumption of street trade in the region and to do so with all the guarantees, a guide with extensive information has been prepared.

The document, written with the collaboration of the Federation of Municipalities of Madrid (FMM), includes a series of recommendations for ensure the safety of sellers and customers of the markets that are held in the different localities of the region, an activity that can be resumed from phase 0 alleviated if the corresponding municipalities decide to do so.

The guide is intended to be a general framework of action applicable in all transition phases for the complete reactivation of street markets, guaranteeing Madrid’s municipalities the flexibility to order the return to the activity of street vendors.

Thus, the councils that want to reactivate their markets must previously notify the Health and Economy departments, define the perimeter of the markets using fences or another system and organize circulation within the country with entry and exit circuits that guarantee the smooth flow of people and allow the safety distance of two meters to be maintained at all times.

In addition, whenever possible, these circuits will be signaled as well as the waiting safety distances both between client and client and between the latter and the post itself, and gloves and a disinfectant dispenser will be made available to buyers at the market entrance.

This guide, which can be consulted on the official website of the Community of Madrid, joins other documents with responses to the most frequent questions on trade or consumption that the regional government It is permanently updated with the new provisions that the central Executive dictates.