Spain News Spain to hire 1,735 public sector workers to cope with Brexit fallout written by admin February 11, 2019 The government has pledged to boost staff at airports ahead of Brexit. Photo: AFP The Spanish government has approved a decree to hire 1,735 new public workers to deal with the fallout from Brexit, a spokesman has confirmed. The Socialist government pledged to hire the bulk of these workers before March 29th, the date scheduled for Britain to exit the European Union whether a deal is reached or not. New positions will be created for 875 civil servants working in governmental departments and another 860 to work at ports and airports on issues of border and customs control. “The administration currently has the necessary means to deal with the relations’ framework after Britain’s exit from the European Union, but has to strengthen the availability of public workers in certain sectors,” the Madrid government said in a statement after its weekly meeting on Friday. The extra workers will also be in place to provide assistance to the 300,000 Britons currently registered as living in the Iberian country as they navigate their new status – whatever that may be. This will bring a glimmer of hope to the hundreds of Brits currently attempting to secure appointments -“Cita Previas” – to get their paperwork in order in a last minute panic ahead of the March 29th deadline. READ MORE: This is the ONE thing Brits in Spain need to do ahead of Brexit British Embassy staff have warned Brits in Spain to ensure they are correctly registered a resident ahead of the deadline and believe there are tens of thousands who have so far failed to do so. British residents in Spain are also rushing to swap their driving licences for Spanish ones ahead of Brexit, for fear that they may be forced to take a Spanish driving test once the British driving licence is no longer valid in the EU. The DGT (Spain’s Traffic Directorate) has reported long delays in getting appointments and there is a backlog in processing applications. READ ALSO: Exchanging your British driving licence for a Spanish one: What you need to know The new staff will also like be drafted in to deal with issues at the border with Gibraltar, where an estimated 10,000 people a day cross over from Spain to work in the British overseas territory. Brexit questions? Ask the British Ambassador in Madrid Source link Brexitfalloutpublicsectorspainworkers 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest admin Momizat Team specialize in designing WordPress themes ... Momizat Team specialize in designing WordPress themes previous post Das Boot season 2: Will there be another series? | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV next post BuzzFeed and the digital media bubble | USA Related Articles Madrid skyscraper housing embassies evacuated over bomb threat April 16, 2019 Under the hoods: the brotherhoods (and sisterhoods) of... April 13, 2019 Costa Blanca North 13-19 December 2018 Issue 1745 December 14, 2018 Marbesol World Car Rental Guide 2018 November 23, 2018 ADOPTION: Dazzling Dominique is in need of a... January 15, 2019 Brits remain top foreign buyers in Spain, despite... November 16, 2018 One in every six Spanish citizens has a... April 8, 2019 Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Conquistar’ February 19, 2019 VIDEO SPECIAL: More than 100 animal activists raid... April 18, 2019 ADOPTION: Lovable rogue Arbol is looking for a... November 26, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.