The sales begin today with the uncertainty of more restrictions due to Covid
As of 7pm last night the big stores and franchises in the Canary Islands started their online sales with discounts of 30%, 50%, and even up to 70% offered on well-known brands, with stores closed due to it being Kings Day. However, they are open today with the same discounts in-store, even though there is a cloud of uncertainty due to an expected increase in restrictions after the weekend.
However, despite this sixth wave of infections and the real possibility that Tenerife will be raised to Level 4, the sales campaign expects to generate 5.5% more jobs than last year in the Canary Islands.
Adecco foresees that during the months of January and February there will be a 7.5% increase in hiring temporary staff throughout the country compared to the same period of the previous year, which would mean the signing of more than 176,000 contracts.
In the Canary Islands, the expected increase is somewhat lower (+5.5% year-on-year), with the signing of more than 1,600 contracts. By province, Las Palmas expects 857 new contracts (+5%), being the one with the best projection, as Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a slightly higher increase compared to a year ago, of 6% and expects to reach 750 new jobs.
A few years ago, before the liberalization of the sales, they used to begin a few days after January 6th in the Islands, between the 8th and 10th. Traders justified these days of difference with the Peninsula, which began on January 1st, when employees had to deal with exchanges and returns along with the sale period. The arrival of Law 12/2012 of December 26 marked the end of regulated sales.