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Employment in Yecla through the wine tourism, the quality furniture and training, according to the SEF (07/07/2011)

The work is part of the regional initiative to create a series of Local Employment Commissions with this goal throughout the Region

"This is not to seek panaceas do not exist," says the mayor, "but it is elementary to verify that we are not running away any niche opportunity"

Job creation in Yecla happens largely by tourism activities around the wine, increase the quality of furniture and expansion of training related to new technologies, languages ​​and productivity.

These are the main proposals of the Commission's Strategic Study Local Employment Altiplano presented today in Yecla.

This study, funded entirely by the Regional Employment Service and Training (SEF), was conducted by one of the leading consultancies in the world, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

On the potential of wine tourism, the study points out that the municipalities of Yecla and Jumilla wine constitute the main area of ​​the region, which could be used "to create tour packages involving visits to wineries."

It should be remembered in this connection that the Altiplano is not much more than an hour from some of the main tourist resorts of the second highest in the world tourism receipts.

The analysis made in recent months as major strengths is reflected in the Altiplano region of its location between La Mancha, Andalusia and the Levant, the existence of one of the ten technology centers that are in the region, the high specialization of the industry and agriculture, and the "excellent natural conditions for developing rural tourism, agriculture and energy creation through the use of renewable technologies."

From these circumstances arise, according to this work, the development opportunities that exist in the region with the promotion and marketing of wine and furniture in international markets, the future use of the highway to the creation of logistic and industrial nodes, and improved training of employers and employees to enable diversification, improved marketing and increased product quality.

Yecla's mayor, Juan Miguel Benedito, stressed the importance of external entities to conduct studies of this type to try to detect potential niche opportunity that might otherwise go unnoticed.

"This is not to seek panaceas that unfortunately do not exist," he noted, "but must be verified, it is elementary that we are not running away any niche opportunity to combat the effects of the crisis."

In this case, the mayor adds, the work funded by the SEF PricewaterhouseCoopers confirms the importance of some initiatives already launched in Yecla, as the recent creation of the Wine Route, the momentum of the Furniture Technology Center and a firm commitment to increase the formation of Yeclano (the Council works to get form this year in various projects over 250 people and help others more than 300 to find a job. All this with an investment of over 1.5 million euros financed by the SEF).

The study was presented this morning at the Municipal Auditorium of Yecla is part of the initiative of the Autonomous Community of creating a set of Local Employment Committees in the Region to "bump in the shortest possible time, the labor market and identify and encourage those productive activities that are able to absorb the surplus labor generated in recent months. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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