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What happened to the workers from abroad?
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Every time I've been at least some of the workers (hotels,restaurants and shops) have been from off island. Either mainland Spain or further away. What happened to them? Did they all go home? If they went home they all need to return before you open things. No?
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(29-04-2020, 05:05 AM)Will Wrote: Every time I've been at least some of the workers (hotels,restaurants and shops) have been from off island. Either mainland Spain or further away. What happened to them? Did they all go home? If they went home they all need to return before you open things. No?

There will certainly be enough locals to fill any open roles; the unemployment rate has skyrocketed due to the crisis.

That said, there are three sets of Italians and a Chinese family living near us, and they're all still here. I'm guessing anyone with residence (which you should have, if working) who considered their life to be here didn't bother leaving and have tried to wait it out.
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(30-04-2020, 05:23 AM)Ducks Wrote:
(29-04-2020, 05:05 AM)Will Wrote: Every time I've been at least some of the workers (hotels,restaurants and shops) have been from off island. Either mainland Spain or further away. What happened to them? Did they all go home? If they went home they all need to return before you open things. No?

There will certainly be enough locals to fill any open roles; the unemployment rate has skyrocketed due to the crisis.

Depends on the job doesn't it? Front desk staff for example tend to be trained with multiple languages. 

Being a waitress might seem easy but I'm sure that someone who has never done it won't know the tricks. 

I remember quite a few younger staff workers that likely expected six months or a year before moving on. That sort of worker likely went home. 

Also some of these workers bounce from area to area. Working high season in each area. Beach,ski or whatever.

I also remember quite a few complaints over the years on how hard it is for staff to find rentals. If you had no income and an expensive rent going home to live with your family likely sounded good.
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(30-04-2020, 05:23 AM)Ducks Wrote: ... I'm guessing anyone with residence (which you should have, if working) who considered their life to be here didn't bother leaving and have tried to wait it out.

They can't leave, Fuerteventura is their home. Many Brits are in similar situation - Sold their home/business in the UK, moved to one of the islands, bought a new place, opened a business/found a job...
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(29-04-2020, 05:05 AM)Will Wrote: ...If they went home they all need to return before you open things. No?

If they'll decide to come back, they'll be allowed to board the planes before all the holiday makers are. Travelling to work will be considered as essential.

I'm still pretty sure that most of the workers are residents. You're on the island(s) due to the Weather/lifestyle, sure you can make more Money in the peninsula.
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(30-04-2020, 08:35 AM)Sam Wrote:
(30-04-2020, 05:23 AM)Ducks Wrote: ... I'm guessing anyone with residence (which you should have, if working) who considered their life to be here didn't bother leaving and have tried to wait it out.

They can't leave, Fuerteventura is their home. Many Brits are in similar situation - Sold their home/business in the UK, moved to one of the islands, bought a new place, opened a business/found a job...

If I were a young person just renting here and had a low-skill and tourism-related job, I would probably have tried to move home. I would be concerned about the employment situation here for the short/medium term, to be honest. 

(I do not blame anyone for staying and I do not think they should leave, but I don't know that remaining is the choice I would have made under the circumstances.)
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(30-04-2020, 08:40 AM)Sam Wrote:
(29-04-2020, 05:05 AM)Will Wrote: ...If they went home they all need to return before you open things. No?

If they'll decide to come back, they'll be allowed to board the planes before all the holiday makers are. Travelling to work will be considered as essential.

That was kind of my original  point. First they'll bring back the workers then we will be allowed back.  Until we see the hotels hiring no point me worrying about a flight.
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