The Cabildo has convened this line of aid through the area of Employment, Socioeconomic Development and Foreign Action and the Insular Foundation for Training, Employment and Business Development (FIFEDE). The call is aimed at companies with up to ten workers who were forced to apply a File of Temporary Employment Regulation (ERTE) due to the health crisis caused by the effects of Covid-19 and they have resumed their economic activity with the reinstatement of all their staff.
“The objective of this line of aid”, indicates Carmen Luz Baso, insular counselor for Employment and president of Fifede, is “to maintain support for the business fabric to achieve a reactivation, as soon as possible, of the economy of the Island of Tenerife” . Baso emphasizes the idea that “we must pay attention to companies that had to activate an Erte due to the health situation.”
The counselor points out that The objective is to maintain the path already set by the previous island calls who sought to help companies recover what was lost during the crisis, especially in the field of employment
So far, Fifede has received a total of 903 applications in the second call, of which 674 have already been processed or are being processed. So far, subsidies have been awarded to a total of 398 companies, which had 1,020 affected workers by an Erte. On the other hand, 59 applications have been rejected for not meeting the requirements and 110 have been withdrawn for not having responded correctly to the documentation requirements.
“The objective is to help the business fabric as a step to reactivate the island economy”
Most of the processed applications are precisely in the process in which companies must correct deficiencies detected in the application. They will be reviewed again and if they fulfill what is requested they will be entitled to receive the subsidy.
The first call for these exceptional grants was endowed with 1.5 million euros and is now fully resolved. In total, subsidies were granted to 427 companies, with 1,043 workers who were affected by an Erte. The rules and the second call, which opened in mid-December 2020, are published on the Fifede website (www.fifede.org). Applications must be submitted through the Foundation’s Electronic Office (sede.fifede.org).
Individuals, commercial entities with their own legal personality or not, as well as those with fully private capital, legally constituted, who have work centers on the Island of Tenerife and take advantage of this subsidy plan may receive amounts between 2,250 and 6,750 euros, depending on the number of contracts affected by an Erte and the working hours.
The companies benefiting from the aid They will undertake not to make any dismissal or any reduction in the working hours of the personnel who were registered on the date of the request for the Temporary Regulation File, in the six months after its termination.