Living and working
in Spain
EURES online job days 2-3
December
2010
Presentation: some data
 46.745.807 inhabitants
 6.466.278foreigners
registered: 13,83% of the total
population
 Govern...
Cultural Aspects
Climate : Varies enormously region to region
Life style:
 Working/opening hours
 Languages: Spanish and...
Arrival in Spain
Central Register of foreigners:
 When? Within three month of entering
 Where? At the foreigner’s office...
Compulsory documents
 N.I.E.: Foreigners ID number
- Obtained on registering or separately if you will be less than 3
mon...
The characteristics of
Spanish labour market
 The Spanish economy is very sensitive to the changes in the
global economy
...
Labour market: BIG
CHANGES!!!Unemployment rate 2007-2010: 8.7% to
20,09%
19,94 %
29,48%
15,58%
10,4%
17,71%
16,42%
27,78%
...
Occupations and sectors
that stand out for surplus
 Construction Sector:
Labourers in building construction
Bricklayers a...
Oportunities of
employment
 Renewable energy engineers. (innovative and
competitive )
 Project leaders
 Business develo...
Looking for a job in Spain…
 Learning Spanish:
 Instituto cervantes (official institution for Spanish Language)
www.cerv...
Looking for a job in Spain…
Before leaving your country:
 Check EURES network!!
http://eures.europa.eu
 All Public Emplo...
Looking for a job in Spain…
EURES Onlinejobday
Private Placement Agencies
Temporary Employment Agencies
Recruitment com...
Working conditions
EURES Onlinejobday
Contracts
Minimum age: 16 years old
Length: temporary / permanent
Requeriments: ...
Working conditions: salary
 The salary is normaly paid monthly
 Established by collective agreement or individual contra...
EURES Onlinejobday
Cost of livingCost of living
Rent a flat:Rent a flat:
2 bedrooms2 bedrooms: 500€ - 900€ /month: 500€ - ...
EURES Onlinejobday
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  1. 1. Living and working in Spain EURES online job days 2-3 December 2010
  2. 2. Presentation: some data  46.745.807 inhabitants  6.466.278foreigners registered: 13,83% of the total population  Government: Parliamentary Monarchy  17 Autonomous regions  Main cities: Madrid (capital), Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Bilbao, Málaga,…  The currency: € EURES Onlinejobday
  3. 3. Cultural Aspects Climate : Varies enormously region to region Life style:  Working/opening hours  Languages: Spanish and Catalan, Gallego, Basque,…  Spanish people don’t speak English  Social life on the street (bars, tapas,…)  New Laws / Social changes: Homosexual marriage Labour and family conciliation law Smoking forbidden in public places... EURES Onlinejobday
  4. 4. Arrival in Spain Central Register of foreigners:  When? Within three month of entering  Where? At the foreigner’s offices or at the Police Station.  How? Showing only your valid identity card or passport & paying a fee.  What? The office will give you a certificate of registration with your NIE number EURES Onlinejobday
  5. 5. Compulsory documents  N.I.E.: Foreigners ID number - Obtained on registering or separately if you will be less than 3 month in spain - Just Showing your ID card or Passport -Used in many administrative procedures: To open a bank account To register in the employment office To buy a flat or a car To pay taxes (NIF) http://www.aeat.es  Social Security Number: The employer gets it for the worker before begining to work http://www.seg-social.es EURES Onlinejobday
  6. 6. The characteristics of Spanish labour market  The Spanish economy is very sensitive to the changes in the global economy  High ratio of Employment destruction after a period of High Employment creation index Activity rate: 60,1% Unemployment rate: 20,09% unemployment rate for women: 20,56% Unemployment young people rate: 28,4 % http://www.ine.es/en/welcome_en.htm  High temporary contracts index: 25,08% (UE-27: 14,5%)  The employment law includes a high level of protection for the employees EURES Onlinejobday
  7. 7. Labour market: BIG CHANGES!!!Unemployment rate 2007-2010: 8.7% to 20,09% 19,94 % 29,48% 15,58% 10,4% 17,71% 16,42% 27,78% EURES Onlinejobday 23,83 %
  8. 8. Occupations and sectors that stand out for surplus  Construction Sector: Labourers in building construction Bricklayers and stonemasons  Industry Sector: labourers in the manufacturing industry  Service Sector: Waiters and bartenders  Find work is not easy in any profession EURES Onlinejobday
  9. 9. Oportunities of employment  Renewable energy engineers. (innovative and competitive )  Project leaders  Business development  Sales agents (languages) and marketing services.  Doctors (specialist)  Tourist Entertainers and new touristic fields  (sports, cultural, relationships, exotic destinations…)  JAVA developers and computer programmers EURES Onlinejobday
  10. 10. Looking for a job in Spain…  Learning Spanish:  Instituto cervantes (official institution for Spanish Language) www.cervantes.es  On Line http://cvc.cervantes.es/aula EURES Onlinejobday Speak Spanish is compulsory for many jobs. Spanish people don’t speak English! Qualified Professionals: have to understand the Spanish language.
  11. 11. Looking for a job in Spain… Before leaving your country:  Check EURES network!! http://eures.europa.eu  All Public Employments Services in Spain (There are 17 Regional employment Services) http://www.redtrabaja.es (links also available in EURES Website) EURES Onlinejobday
  12. 12. Looking for a job in Spain… EURES Onlinejobday Private Placement Agencies Temporary Employment Agencies Recruitment companies Chambers of Commerce, Professional associations and trade union Press & Internet Networking: contacts and personal relationships Speculative job applications
  13. 13. Working conditions EURES Onlinejobday Contracts Minimum age: 16 years old Length: temporary / permanent Requeriments: written (oral contracts authorised in certains cases) Probationary Period: 2 months (max.)/ 6 months (max.) (qualified) Working day: 40 h.(max.) per week Annual holidays: 30 calendar days per year (min.) Holidays: 14 days off / year; 15 days off for marriage; 16 weeks for maternity Main Labour Law in Spain: The Workers´ Estatute & Colective Agreements per sectors.
  14. 14. Working conditions: salary  The salary is normaly paid monthly  Established by collective agreement or individual contract.  A pay-slip (“NÓMINA”) should be given by the company.  Minimum Guaranteed Wage: 2010 gross & full time  633,30 € / month  21,11 € / day  8,866,20 € / year  At least 14 payments per year  The employer whithholds taxes and Social Security contributions from the workers’s wages.  Social Security: 6,4 % (the employer pays around 30,8 %)  Taxes: between 24% to 43 % EURES Onlinejobday
  15. 15. EURES Onlinejobday Cost of livingCost of living Rent a flat:Rent a flat: 2 bedrooms2 bedrooms: 500€ - 900€ /month: 500€ - 900€ /month 3 bedrooms3 bedrooms:: 700€ - 1200€/month700€ - 1200€/month Ticket bus/metroTicket bus/metro:: 1,10€.1,10€. Other...Other... -Milk:-Milk: 0,80 €0,80 € --SugarSugar: 1€: 1€ -12 eggs-12 eggs: 1,6 €: 1,6 € --ApplesApples:1.80 €/kg:1.80 €/kg -Cinema-Cinema: 6.7 €: 6.7 € --Coca-colaCoca-cola: 2.10 €: 2.10 € -Daily Menú-Daily Menú : 10 €: 10 € --Burguer menuBurguer menu: 6 €: 6 € -Newspaper-Newspaper: 1’20€ -: 1’20€ -BaguetteBaguette: 0’75 €: 0’75 €
  16. 16. EURES Onlinejobday ¡Muchas gracias! Thank you!

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