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Puerto helps 47 unemployed in new project 

Puerto de la Cruz has hired 47 unemployed men and women through a new training and employment programme.

The workers, all long-term unemployed, will receive training during 40 per cent of their working hours. For the rest of the time, they will be engaged in community projects for the benefit of the municipality, including tidying up green areas and the coast.

“The purpose of the project is to provide workers with the necessary tools for access to training and employment,” said a council spokesman.

Councillor for employment, Antonia María Domínguez said “knowledge is power”and it was essential for workers to acquire all-round skills so they could get a permanent job.