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The Spanish companies are aware of the crisis of the coronavirus will bring serious consequences (21%) or very severe (75%) although they face the recovery with optimism and more than half looks possible to recover its sales levels prior to the crisis (52%). So it is collected by the survey of the business climate post-Covid 19 prepared by Sigma Dos for the Chamber of Commerce.
An impact on the whole, points to the job . Nearly one out of every three companies reports that it has reduced template before the crisis hit, 29.3%. Despite the fact that 40.5% has been welcomed ERTE, 18.3% of the companies consulted have not renewed temporary workers for the delicate situation current, 14.6% have submitted an ERE and another 7.7 per cent have proceeded to lay off workers with permanent contracts.
the president of the Chamber of Commerce, José Luis Bonet, has highlighted the importance of using the Reconstruction Fund recently approved by the European Council for “recycle to those who will be unemployed, all those who will shut his company” , so that he has called to encourage the development of training.
Before the approval of the 750,000 million fund, with 390.000 millions in grants and the rest in loans, of which a good part will go to Spain, Bonet has been assessed that it is a measure that you need to know to use.
“this Is a historical agreement that goes in the direction corect that it’s going to be fundamnetal in the recovery in the direction of. The president of the Government has already announced: digital transformation, ecological, and training. Are treated areas of actuacióin essential to defend the activity and the employment. If we are able to use intelligently the funds Spain will be able to make more competitive its economy,” he asserted. For this reason have opted to promote “the globalization, because globalization has not finished”. “You will have altibajosy we must not arrugarnos”, has had an impact.
In terms of the approved measures of the Government, generated a strong division: 50.8% believes that they have been very insufficient . The policies that generate greater acceptance of the deployment of the 140.000 million in guarantees public by the ICO companies (note 6.3 on a scale of 0 to 10), the incentives to the Temporary layoff of Employment (ERTE, with a score of 6.2), while the measure that has the biggest criticisms about the inadequacy of the measure is the postponement of tax debts to the smes. This last harvest an average rating of 5.6, the lowest, with 31.4% of the companies noting that it is a gesture insufficient.
The challenge of the hospitality industry
By sectors, the hospitality industry is the one that will have a recovery more difficult, to the point that they have had a reduction in the turnover of 88%. In addition, 29.9% of the companies hospitality believes that telework, in your business, it is impossible to apply.
Thus, while the majority of companies, 52%, sees possible to recover their levels of activity before the crisis, and so is seen in all sectors, and in the case of the hospitality industry is the possibility for this to be possible. “This data indicates to us that the entrepreneurs, many of them, you can tell they are animated “, has valued Bonet.
The survey presents the peculiarity that it is made in part before and after the crisis of the coronavirus, with 770 surveys conducted between February and march and a further 300 registered between June and July, businesses with six or more employees.