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Companies that give employment to women will receive up to 6000 euros, in a new initiative by the Canarian Government Department of Employment and Social Affairs.
Business will be given a 6000 euro insentive to employ women 17.03.2005
- The subsidy will be paid out to the company when they take on women in a strategy intended to reduce the current women’s unemployment figure of 13.94 per cent. This compares to the 8.16 per cent of men unemployed.
The majority of women employed on the island are between 25 and 44, and work in the services sector.
In the Canary Islands 24 per cent of working women have studied at university compared to only 15.2 per cent of men. However, from every 100 directors, only 28 are women.
This new drive by the Canarian Government seeks to improve on that figure and create a more equal gender balance in the workplace.