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Education & Employment news & information for Spain

Education/Work Wed, May 9, 2018

Mercadona takes on 9,000 new summer workers

NATIONAL supermarket chain Mercadona has taken on 9,000 new employees for the summer to cope with grocery-shopping needs for the seasonal tourist influx. The Valencia-based firm normally ensures over 90% of its staff...

Education/Work Tue, May 1, 2018

May Day marches call for equality on 40th anniversary

LABOUR Day marches across Spain have been 'more feminist than ever' and also much older, as pensioners joined in to to call for pay rises after six years of getting no more than the legal minimum of 0.25% every...

Education/Work Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Ikea recruits via 'anonymous' CVs in Sevilla and Madrid

FURNITURE giant Ikea is requesting 'anonymous CVs' from candidates at its branches in Sevilla and Madrid as part of a move to avoid discrimination on any grounds. No names, surnames, ages or sexes are to be...

Education/Work Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Amazon faces 'biggest strike in Europe' this week

ONLINE retail giant Amazon is facing its first possible strike in Spain and what will be the company's largest in Europe to date. The store, which started out life as an internet-based book, record and video shop...

Education/Work Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Parents and teachers launch Easter homework boycott

PARENTS across Spain have called for a 'homework-free Easter' for their children in the latest step of the ongoing debate about how advisable or otherwise it is for kids to spend their free time in front of...

Education/Work Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Ciudadanos wants to axe temporary job contracts

CENTRE-RIGHT political party Ciudadanos – the fourth-largest in Spanish Parliament – wants to do away with temporary job contracts and launch a series of reforms including 'anti-crisis insurance' for the...

Education/Work Sat, Mar 10, 2018

Record global rankings rise for Spanish universities


THIS year's global university rankings includes 12 Spanish colleges in the top 50, a major improvement on the 2017 edition. The QS Subject Rankings list considers universities by subject, and the dozen in...

Education/Work Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Government clampdown on 'invoicing cooperatives' and...

A CRACKDOWN in the ministry of employment has led to over 6,000 people being forced to register as self-employed after their 'invoicing cooperative' schemes were declared illegal. These cooperatives take on...

Education/Work Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Minimum wage increases planned for next three years

THE national minimum wage is set to go up by 4% before the end of 2017 and will steadily rise between now and the year 2020, Spanish president Mariano Rajoy has pledged. European Union recommendations state that the...

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