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Construction work in Spain up 43% since January

27, Jul 2021

MADRID – The number of construction work in Spain increased by 42.6% in the first six months of the year. This is compared to the same period last year. And due to the decrease in…
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Spanish government announces largest civil service expansion

26, Jul 2021

The Spanish Council of Ministers will approve more than 30,000 new vacancies for positions in the civil service this week. That is 8.5% more than last year’s supply. Negotiations on an agreement with the relevant…
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Spanish youth want to talk to politicians and help build their future

22, Jul 2021

MADRID – 89% of young people in Spain would be willing to restrict their freedom of movement because of Covid-19. This is according to the survey of Spanish youth, ‘The Future is Now’. The results…
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One in five Hispanic young people without work or study

15, Jul 2021

MADRID – Doing nothing at all sounds good in itself. Yet this situation applies to one in five Hispanic young people. More than 20% of Spaniards between the ages of 20 and 34 have no…
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Spain successfully campaigns against fraudulent contracts

06, Jul 2021

MADRID – Spain’s government and labour inspectorate are breaking all records this year when it comes to detecting fraudulent contracts. Temporary workers in Spain are still being exploited, but the current ‘plan de choque’ exposes…
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Job growth in June bigger than expected in Spain

29, Jun 2021

Employment Minister Escriva revised his expectations regarding job growth in Spain. In mid-June, the minister spoke of a recovery of 150,000 jobs, now his expectation for this month is 200,000 new jobs.
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Spain saves up to 4 million tons of CO2 emissions by working from home

23, Jun 2021

MADRID – Working from home in Spain can save up to 4 million tons of CO2 emissions per year. Research into sustainability shows that 34% of Spaniards can work from home. This allows each employee…
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Minimum wage increase in Spain caused job losses

10, Jun 2021

MADRID – In 2019, the Spanish government raised the statutory minimum wage (SMI) by 22%. That was the largest increase made by the government since 1978. According to the Banco de España, this resulted in…
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How to obtain a Spanish social security number

02, Jun 2021

The social security number (numero de seguridad social) in Spain is like the National Insurance number issued in the UK. You must have one to enable you to pay taxes or claim any benefits. There…
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ERTE extension agreed in principle to 30th September

27, May 2021

MADRID – Today, the government will approve the ERTE extension to 30th September. This follows approval by unions and businesses of the last proposal put forward by the Ministry of Social Security.
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