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Spain / Firing Aid was scrapped on Jan. 1

The 2012 overhaul, which made it cheaper to fire workers and easier to reduce wages, extended subsidies for small companies cutting staff. The measure, which brought the cost of firing permanent workers closer to that of temporary staff, was scrapped on Jan. 1 this year. “One of the most effective provisions of the labor reform … Continue reading

Unemployment in Spain / A record number drop

The number of unemployed in Spain dropped by a record number in December making up the second biggest monthly drop in 14 years and bringing hope to the 4.7 million people still without a job in the EU’s fourth-largest economy. The number of people registered as unemployed fell by 107,570 in December, according to figures … Continue reading

Spain / Do more labour market reforms OECD urges

Spain could further cut severance pay and better match training programmes to business needs among new steps to reduce Europe’s second-highest jobless rate, the OECD organization of wealthy countries said in a report on Wednesday. The report by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development praised Spain, which is just emerging from a prolonged economic … Continue reading

Spain / The number of registered unemployed fell slightly

The number of Spaniards registered as unemployed fell slightly in November after rising in the previous month, with 4.8 million people out of work in the newly expanding economy Continue reading

Spain / Jobless rate down for second straight quarter but still at 26%

The unemployment rate in Spain has dropped again in the third quarter, making the prospect of a slow, but sustainable recovery of the labor market more likely Continue reading

Europe / Youth Unemployment: A Map

This map from Reuters shows the current levels for the crisis in Europe Continue reading

‘Spain’s recovery is a scandal’ says Austrian MEP

“Do you know how many jobs were created in the last month (in Spain)? Thirty-one,” Continue reading

Spain / Youth unemployment at record 56.1%

Youth unemployment in Spain has reached a new high of 56.1%, a quarter of the 3.5 million under-25s jobless across the eurozone, according to the latest Eurostat figures. The number of young Spaniards belonging to what has become known as the lost generation is up 2% since June to 883,000. Only Greece has a higher … Continue reading

Spain / Nationalized bank plans 2,453 layoffs

Nationalised Spanish lender Catalunya Banc plans to lay off 2,453 workers, nearly a third of its workforce, under a eurozone bailout deal for Spain’s banks, a union source said on Tuesday Continue reading

Eurozone / The recession is over, but youth unemployment hits record 65 pc in Greece

The Euro Zone recession is over but those aged 15 to 24 in Greece remained the hardest-hit as the jobless rate for this age group registered 64.9 percent Continue reading

Spain / IMF urges urgent action to create jobs

Spain’s reform progress and a correction in its fiscal and external imbalances are helping it to stabilise its economy, but urgent action is needed to create jobs and stimulate growth, the International Monetary Fund said. The IMF, in a yearly assessment of Spain’s economy, on Friday projected a slow and difficult turnaround from eight straight … Continue reading

Spain / Unemployment Drops From Record Level

Spanish unemployment drops to 26.3% after 2-year rise Continue reading

Spain’s unemployment down, but not seasonally adjusted (Video)

The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell in June due to hiring for summer tourism related jobs, but Taking into account seasonal variations, the number of registered unemployed people edged higher and was up by almost 1,000 from the previous month Continue reading

From Spain to Netherlands for nurses / 800 applicants

Nurse recruiting firm Roca-BHR drew more than 800 applicants in Spain last year when it offered guaranteed jobs in the Netherlands caring for the elderly to those who were willing to take an intensive course in Dutch Continue reading

Spain / 69 percent jump in NEETs between 2008 and 2011

One in four Spaniards aged 15–29 who have completed tertiary education, such as vocational training or the Bachillerato, are NEET — or neither employed nor in education or training Continue reading

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