PRIMARK received more than 21,000 applications for the 125 jobs it advertised for its new Costa del Sol store.
The low cost retailer has just opened in the Miramar Centre, Fuengirola, its second store in the region.
The volume of applications is a reflection on the continuing high level of unemployment in the country.
The number of jobless rose once again in October, following a brief respite thanks to seasonal contracts in the tourism sector, the latest figures show.
A total 4,81 million are now out of work, an increase of 87,028 on the previous month according to the Labour Ministry.
Unemployment had dropped from 26,3% to 25,98% over the summer months.
The annual figures offer slightly more reason for cheer, showing a decline of 0,46%, or a 37,340 reduction in the number of jobless Spaniards.
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