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Consell announces fresh round of job offers through SOIB Reactiva

cartell 2021 soib reactiva 3The Formentera Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Development reports that phase two of the SOIB Reactiva employment programme has incorporated two new listings for four-month contracts within local government. Applicants must be at least 30 and must not be registered as “long-term unemployed”. A total of four positions will be filled:
- One administrative assistant. Tasks will involve administrative work.
- Three brigade members. Tasks will involve access upgrades in buildings and schools and cordoning off public areas, among others.

Applicants must present their candidacy on the SOIB website via the following links:



Applications must be received by 2 April. Complete details are available at https://soib.es/soib-reactiv.

Deputy premiere and entrepreneurship chief Ana Juan called SOIB Reactiva as “a gateway to the job market” and encouraged jobless islanders to sign up.

30 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Consell renews annual partnership with Chamber of Commerce to fuel training, market research and communications for local businesses

foto 2021 conveni cambraConsell de Formentera premiere Alejandra Ferrer sat down today with Chamber of Commerce local representative Juan Manuel Costa Escanellas to sign a yearly collaborative agreement in support of training, market research and communications for island businesses. Also on hand at the signing was deputy premiere and commerce chief Ana Juan.

Under the arrangement the Consell de Formentera will offer up €7,000, money that the Chamber of Commerce pledges to put to a range of uses like consulting; vocational training; language instruction and courses on topics such as trade, new technologies, entrepreneurship, workplace safety and business creation, management and financing.

26 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Consell renews partnership with Pimef backing local small business

foto 2021 conveni pimefConsell de Formentera premiere Alejandra Ferrer sat down yesterday with Josep Mayans, head of the island’s group of small- and medium-sized businesses (Pimef), to formalise the extension of a deal to promote training, market research and public relations for local trade. Formentera’s deputy premiere and commerce chief, Ana Juan, was also on hand at the signing.

In 2021 the Consell de Formentera will bankroll €22,000 so Pimef and Formentera Department of Commerce can partner to train business owners, execute marketing strategies and initiatives and offer resources necessary to rendering the sector more dynamic and competitive. The money will additionally help pay for Compra a Casa, the buy-local push that tacked on a summer variant in 2020, plus other initiatives like business consulting, research into cultural sponsorship and work to engage Formentera businesses in various environmental projects.

25 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

With SOIB Reactiva, Consell announces second round of employment opportunities for jobless

cartell 2021 SOIB ReactivaThe Formentera Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Development reports that the SOIB Reactiva programme will launch a second call for applicants for four-month positions within the Consell de Formentera. The Consell will offer eight individuals one of two employment contracts based on the following profiles:

-Four cleaners (long-term unemployed at least 30 years old).
-Four information assistants (unemployed at least 30 years old and registered with Balearic Islands Unemployment Office [SOIB] at least three months or less if furloughed).

Interested parties should visit the SOIB website here and apply for their desired position. Offers will be posted from today.

Deputy premiere and entrepreneurship chief Ana Juan said the programme would provide employment for 27 individuals, 16 of whom have been working for the local government since January. She encouraged jobless islanders to sign up, calling it “a possible kickstart in the job market”.

The €225.810 SOIB initiative is cofinanced by the European Social Fund as part of Regional Operative Occupational Programmes for Youth (2014-2020), the Spanish central government and the Fund to Promote the Impulse for Sustainable Tourism (Impuls del Turisme Sostenible, ITS). The initiative is also part of the Emergency Employment Plan (Pla de Xoc per a l’Ocupació, PXO) which was unveiled last week on the island and will mean local investments of €470,000 and direct benefits for 175 individuals between 2020 and 2021.

23 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

In Berlin, Formentera plays up qualities as family destination

foto 2021 promoFrom 9 to 12 March at the ITB Berlin NOW travel expo, the local office of tourism joins the rest of the Balearics in a virtual stand to promote Formentera and prepare for arriving tourists under the banner “Economy and Tourism: challenges for a better post-Covid model in the Balearics”.

Marketing chief Carlos Bernús pointed out that rather than interfacing with end users at the Berlin fairgrounds as in years past, the focus at this year’s online trade fair was on professional meet-ups. On Thursday 1 March, Formentera will highlight its appeal as a destination in a 10.00am livecast from Palma’s Palau de Congressos titled “Balearic Islands: Diversifying amid future challenges and opportunities”.

Local reps will playing up the island’s qualities as a destination for families and highlighting sustainbility-forward projects like formentera.eco, the ban on plastic bags and Save Posidonia Project, said Bernús, “not to mention going over safety protocol and detailing features of Formentera, such as outdoor and open-air attractions, that make it the perfect place for a laid-back holiday during such a complicated year”. The marketing team will likewise try to lure low-season visitors by plugging trails for nature lovers, bird watchers and heritage fans, plus cultural programming, sports fixtures and gastronomy.

Boost to German marketing efforts
Formentera has contracted local firm KPRN in a bid to increase its marketing impact with German travellers from March to October. According to Bernús, campaigns are in the works with local tour operators in the hope that, public health permitting, Formentera will be welcoming back its German visitors by April or May.

9 March 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

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