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8          The Portugal News · 21 Nov 2020                        News

      easyJet launches recruitment drive

      easyJet has announced that it has opened a new process for recruiting cabin crew for its bases.

                                                                                        his opportunity   that easyJet will increase   Porto (OPO) in 2015 and will
                                                                                        follows the news   its investments in the   now reinforce its Portuguese
                                                                                        that easyJet is   Portuguese market in   network with a new seasonal
                                                                                T opening new           2021, by opening a new   base in Faro (FAO), which
                                                                                seasonal bases, such as Faro   seasonal base in Faro. This   will start operating in the
                                                                                and Malaga next spring.   movement provides new   spring of 2021 to reinforce
                                                                                Candidates can apply for   job opportunities, which   the company’s summer
                                                                                these positions and the   we will offer to our internal   operations.
                                                                                process will be open for the   employees first, but also allow   easyJet is the third airline in
                                                                                next two weeks, according   new people to join the easyJet   Portugal (and the second low
                                                                                to a statement from the   orange team.          cost) with a market share of
                                                                                company.                “We hope to increase our   11.4 percent, having carried
                                                                                José Lopes, Managing    crew in Portugal and help in   7.2 million passengers to/
                                                                                Director of easyJet Portugal,   the recovery of the Portuguese   from the country in 2019.
                                                                                said: “Despite a very   economy.”               Interested candidates can
                                                                                challenging environment,   easyJet opened its bases in   find out more here: http://
      easyJet are looking to recruit cabin crew for their seasonal base in Faro  we recently announced   Lisbon (LIS) in 2012 and

      Fewer decorations, more social aid

         The Alenquer Town Hall will   thousand [to fund the pro-  200 more citizens, in addition to
      give funds from the Christmas   gramme Alenquer, Nativity Scene   the thousand already supported,
      programme, cancelled due to the   de Portugal] and we decided to   but also reinforcing aid to each
      pandemic, to help families and   spend it instead on social pro-  family “at 200 percent”.
      traditional businesses, despite   jects”, said Rui Costa to the Lusa   As in previous years, the mu-
      maintaining some decorations   agency.                     nicipality will distribute Christ-
      and Christmas lights said the   From the allocated budget,   mas meals to needy families, but
      vice president of the municipality.  €50,000 will be given to rein-  instead of being made by the mu-
        “We had planned a budget    force the food aid programme   nicipality, they will be supplied
      of between €150,000 and €200   in December, covering not only   by the municipality’s restaurants.
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