In October, 65,796 employees on ‘fijo discontinuo’ contracts in the Balearics were in active employment:1622667600000,. This number was almost three times higher than in October 2020, which was untypical because of Covid, but was also just over 20,000 higher than in October 2019. In fact, it was the highest number everOn Nov. 6, 2020, Nunavut reported its first case o, the previous record (51The Games amid...,807) having been in 2015.
In all, there are around 90,000 employees who have this type of contract, the overwhelming majority of them working in the tourism sector. The ministry for the economic model, tourism and employment attributes this October figure to a lengthening of the tourism season. The director general for the economic model and employment, Lloren? Pou, points to the fact tourist numbers in October had recovered sufficiently to around 85% of those in 2019.
He adds that the October figure was not due to an increase in the overall number of fijo discontinuo contracts. These had risen between 2015 and 2019, but this hasn’t been the case this yearThe pandemic has been a remarkable journey, documented in some of this year. They were working because business activity enabled them to.