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Spanish government to create 20,000 public sector jobs over next two years

Thousands of new seats will be filled across Spain's public sector over the next couple of years.

Thousands of new seats will be filled across Spain’s public sector over the next couple of years.

The government of Spain has pledged to create an additional 20,000 jobs in the public sector between now and 2019 in an effort to offer greater support for much of the country’s official authorities and services.

According to the El Mundo newspaper, 7,000 posts will be created for general state administration, with a further 3,360 positions added to the judiciary…

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Author: 10/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spaniards much more confident in economy, survey finds

Worries over employment and job security have eased among Spaniards, particularly in the past 12 months.

Worries over employment and job security have eased among Spaniards, particularly in the past 12 months.

Over half of Spaniards believe that the country’s economy is finally performing well, nearly a decade after the worst recession in recent memory hit.

A survey by international consulting firm GAD3 found that 52.5% of Spaniards are confident that Spain will boast one of Europe’s best-performing economies this year, echoing forecasts from leading economists that suggest the nation is at the forefront of growth…

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Author: 29/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain manufacturing sector grows at strongest rate for 19 years

Spain's car making industry has been one of the nation's recent success stories.

Spain’s car making industry has been one of the nation’s recent success stories.

Job creation in Spain’s manufacturing sector has been the strongest this year since 1998, with economist data showing that the country’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose faster than expected, reaching 55.4 in May…

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Author: 05/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Free classes at Marbella’s leading yoga studio

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Radiant Yoga Marbella: the most innovative dedicated yoga studio in town. ©Gary Edwards

Entering their 4th year on a high, Radiant Yoga Marbella – the most innovative dedicated yoga studio in town – is celebrating by offering free classes at their Open Day on Saturday, 3rd June, when Radiant devotees and newcomers alike will be welcomed with open arms and can sample an exciting array of yoga styles – including Rocket Ashtanga, Yin Yang Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Hot Strala Yoga – all for free…

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Author: 01/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Back to Basque: northern Spaniards returning home from UK for work

The stunning Basque region in northern Spain is set to welcome back a growing number of natives from the UK.

The stunning Basque region in northern Spain is set to welcome back a growing number of natives from the UK.

Between the years of 2010 to around 2014, a slight but noticeable change began to occur on the streets of British towns and cities. Tapas restaurants – previously a rare sight outside of London – were soon popping up everywhere, while rapid-fire conversations held in Spanish could soon be heard on street corners up and down the country

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Author: 26/05/2017 [0] Comments 

Low-cost Spanish wine feels grapes of French producers’ wrath

Spanish wine enjoys a place at the top table the world over, even in France - much to the dismay of local producers.

Spanish wine enjoys a place at the top table the world over, even in France – much to the dismay of local producers.

Winemakers in France have gone on the rampage in French supermarkets in protest at their practice of importing and selling Spanish wine at a fraction of the cost of French wine…

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Author: 17/05/2017 [0] Comments 

New government scheme to offer financial support for Spanish homebuyers

 

Spain's first-time buyer market has been in the doldrums for a few years, but this new scheme could bring buoyancy to the sector.

Spain’s first-time buyer market has been in the doldrums for a few years, but this new scheme could bring buoyancy to the sector.

Introduced last week by the Spanish government, the State Housing Plan for 2018 to 2021 will introduce a payment subsidy of up to €10,800 for those aged under 35 who wish to buy the home they live in…

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Author: 09/05/2017 [0] Comments 

April sees sharpest fall in unemployment ever recorded in Spain

 

Sectors such as hotels, restaurants and real estate saw huge increases in job numbers in April in Spain.

Sectors such as hotels, restaurants and real estate saw huge increases in job numbers in April in Spain.

The Spanish Labour Ministry said on Thursday that the number of unemployed people in Spain fell by 3.9% in April – the sharpest fall in the country’s jobless figures ever recorded…

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Author: 05/05/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain to attract massive investment in renewable energy

Spain has lots of sun, and lots of solar power, and it is about to get even more.

Spain has lots of sun, and lots of solar power, and it is about to get even more.

The Spanish government’s recent track record on supporting renewable energy is far from stellar. Although the country actually has some of the highest amounts of wind and solar power installed in Europe, much of this was added before 2010, before current Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy came to power…

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Author: 14/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain home to 30% of EU’s vineyards by area, finds latest data

Spain supplies around 30% of the EU's wine on an annual basis - more than any other country.

Spain supplies around 30% of the EU’s wine on an annual basis – more than any other country.

Spanish wine has long held a rather unique position among the psyche of wine drinkers the world over.

Not quite boasting the tradition and exceptionalism of French wine, the romanticism of Italian wine, nor the buzz of New World wines from Chile, Australia and South Africa, Spanish wine has typically been the sort you take to a housewarming – not cheap, but you’re not splashing out just because friends have bought a new house…

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Author: 07/04/2017 [0] Comments 
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