Spain-Employment: Moroccan seasonal workers already in Huelva for the harvest

A total of 3,888 Moroccan seasonal workers arrived in the Andalusian province during the month of January, as part of the new edition of the Circular Migration Program of Collective Management of Contracts at Origin (GECCO), to participate in the agricultural campaign.   

 This year, the campaign will host some 16,700 workers from Morocco, Ecuador and Honduras, in addition to a contingent of about 1,000 people agreed to be employed in the harvest campaign in the provinces of Albacete (Castilla-La Mancha) and Segovia (Castilla y León), said the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration in a statement.    

The women who are already working under the agricultural campaign in Huelva, especially in the harvest of red fruits, come mainly from the regions of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra; Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima; Fes-Meknes, Beni Melal-Khenifra; Marrakech-Safi and Casablanca-Settat.    

Their destinations are Moguer, Lepe, Palos de la Frontera, Lucena del Puerto, Cartaya, Villanueva de los Castillejos, Gibraleón, Bonares, San Bartolomé de la Torre, Huelva and Aljaraque. The program has been updated in accordance with labor regulations, and all workers in the GECCO program will sign fixed-term contracts.    

Last week, the Spanish Secretary of State for Migration, Isabel Castro, chaired the Provincial Commission for Monitoring Migration Flows, accompanied by the Director General of Migration, Santiago Yerga, and the Spanish government representative in Huelva, Manuela Parralo.  

 The commission identifies the needs of the workers, ensures their reception, and guarantees them decent housing and wages, as well as a framework for integration into the community.

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