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Education & Employment news & information for Catalonia

School threatens to suspend pupils for racist insults against young Indian woman
Education/Work Fri, Feb 3, 2017

School threatens to suspend pupils for racist insults...

CHILDREN at a Barcelona province school may face disciplinary action, including being suspended for several days, for racist insults on a train. The Viaró school in Sant Cugat del Vallès, which teaches around 1,200...

Public sector job requirement of 'fluent catalán' overturned by court, but regional government ignores
Education/Work Wed, Mar 2, 2016

Public sector job requirement of 'fluent catalán'...

CATALUNYA'S regional government has decided to ignore a High Court of Justice ruling preventing them from insisting upon fluency in in civil servants. According to the region's language policy, a level of...

'Take your kids to work' room with office desks at Barcelona company
Education/Work Mon, Jun 29, 2015

'Take your kids to work' room with office desks at...

PARENTS struggling to balance childcare and work are a rare phenomenon at a Barcelona insurance company – it has set up a playroom with computer desks so mums and dads can carry on working but supervise their kids at...

Internet development job offers 'set to rocket' between now and 2017
Education/Work Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Internet development job offers 'set to rocket'...

UP TO 10,000 jobs in internet development and digital profiling are likely to be created in Barcelona this year alone, and some 100,000 across the country in the next two years, according to a college in Catalunya's...

Arabic to be offered as third and native language in Catalunya's high schools
Education/Work Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Arabic to be offered as third and native language in...

SECONDARY schools in Catalunya may offer Arabic as an optional foreign language subject in addition to English and Castilian Spanish. A nod to the region's 300,000 pupils of Moroccan parents, the move could...

Pakistani doctorate researcher told 'this is Spain, we speak Spanish here' by education ministry
Education/Work Wed, May 29, 2013

Pakistani doctorate researcher told 'this is Spain, we...

MINISTRY of education spokespersons have apologised publicly after a PhD student asking for information in English was told, “this is Spain – we speak Spanish here.” Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Barcelona...

Jobseeker who 'sang' his CV on the metro taken on by national TV show
Education/Work Sun, May 26, 2013

Jobseeker who 'sang' his CV on the metro taken on...

AN UNEMPLOYED graduate who 'sang' his CV whilst playing the Ukelele on the Barcelona metro has been given a job by Spain's Channel 6, La Sexta. Enzo Vizcaíno's performance on the train went viral on...

Registered letter and hours of queueing for jobseeker overpaid by one cent
Education/Work Wed, Apr 17, 2013

Registered letter and hours of queueing for jobseeker...

A DOLE office sent out a recorded delivery letter ordering a young woman to refund a one-cent overpayment by bank transfer within 30 days or face interest charges of 20 per cent. The lady from Tortosa (Tarragona), who...

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