| 515 workers from Lumbrera have been affected by the pandemic; 277 women and 238 men | Saturday, May 23, 2020 The Ministry of Employment, Research and Universities of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia has issued the Statistics Report on temporary employment regulation files registered in Puerto Lumbreras since the start of the state of alarm.
To date, 126 ERTEs have been registered in which 515 workers have been affected due to the consequences of the pandemic; 277 women and 238 men. By activity grouping, the most affected sector is food and beverage services, with 33 files (26.2% of the total) and 146 workers, followed by other activities that include sports, recreation and entertainment, healthcare , education or tourism with 29 files and 102 affected employees (2302%), or retail trade; 20 ERTE´s and 46 workers (15.9%).
Other sectors affected were industry (19 files and 80 workers), construction (4 files and 70 workers) and wholesale trade (9 files and 44 workers).
The agri-food sector has hardly been affected, being an essential activity, and one of the main engines of the Puerto Lumbreras economy. The Councilor for Employment; José Manuel Sánchez, has indicated that "from the City Council we are going to implement an economic reactivation plan to support companies, self-employed workers and families from all sectors affected by the consequences of this pandemic and the stoppage of activity imposed by the state of alarm, and despite the adversities we work every day to recover the good employment data that we have maintained in recent years, placing us well below the national and regional average.
" At the web address https://sede.sepe.gob.es/ you can check the status of the processing of unemployment benefits.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras