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Amazon in Madrid seeks 200 new software development staff
Education/Work Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Amazon in Madrid seeks 200 new software development staff

ONLINE retail giant Amazon needs 200 new employees for its Kindle technological development team in Madrid. Spain is now only the third country on earth with a centre for developing reading technology for Amazon, along...

Grandparents camp outside 'popular' school for three days to secure last remaining place
Education/Work Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Grandparents camp outside 'popular' school for...

A RETIRED couple camped for three days outside an immensely-popular school to make sure their grandson got a place. Sevilla's María Auxiliadora, a Catholic-run a 'halfway house' between a private and State...

Aldi offers 228 new jobs for summer
Education/Work Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Aldi offers 228 new jobs for summer

BUDGET German supermarket chain Aldi is seeking 228 new employees for the summer – 191 for its national network of stores and 37 for its warehouses. The new jobs are mainly in tourism hotspots, and staff numbers are...

Students hand in petition for nationally-standardised university entrance exam
Education/Work Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Students hand in petition for nationally-standardised...

OVER 178,000 students have signed a petition calling for the university entrance exam to be the same across the country. Five candidates aged between 17 and 19 handed the petition in today to the ministry of education....

Students protest over 'extra-hard' university entrance exam
Education/Work Sat, Jun 8, 2019

Students protest over 'extra-hard' university...

SIXTH-FORMERS staged a protest in Valencia after taking their university entrance exam and facing 'impossible' maths questions. This week, young adults across Spain sat what used to be called , an independent...

Podemos' conditions for PSOE government: shorter working hours and guaranteed minimum income
Education/Work Fri, May 31, 2019

Podemos' conditions for PSOE government: shorter...

ACTING president Pedro Sánchez has rejected the idea of a PSOE-Podemos coalition, but has opened the door to the latter's holding ministerial roles on an 'independent' basis. Podemos' leader Pablo...

Unions divided over today's nursery school strike
Education/Work Tue, May 21, 2019

Unions divided over today's nursery school strike

INFANT schools across the whole of Spain may be shut today as many of their workers are called upon to join a nationwide strike which has left unions divided. The Labourers' Commissions (CCOO), one of the...

'Clocking in' now compulsory to curb unpaid overtime
Education/Work Mon, May 13, 2019

'Clocking in' now compulsory to curb unpaid overtime

COMPANIES across Spain – without exception – are now required to have all their workers check in and out daily so as to keep a record of the exact hours they put in, and they could be fined up to €6,250 if they...

Mercadona advertises jobs across the country
Education/Work Sat, May 11, 2019

Mercadona advertises jobs across the country

MERCADONA supermarkets are seeking new employees in practically every store in Spain for the summer and have started advertising already. With a series of store revamps ongoing across the country, involving expansions...

Multi-jobbing workers due Social Security refund
Education/Work Tue, Apr 30, 2019

Multi-jobbing workers due Social Security refund

NEARLY 25,000 workers are due a refund in the next few days for having overpaid in Social Security contributions, according to Spain's ministry of employment. Around €26.1 million is to be paid back to people who...

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