THESE are hard times.
And although Spain is rising from the ashes of the crisis, unemployment sits at 23% which represents some five million out of work.
One Zaragoza father took matters into his own hands by placing an advert in a local paper to get his son, 39, a job.
The retired lawyer’s post in the Heraldo de Aragon read: “Pensioner offers €5,000 to a firm that will employ his unemployed son who is qualified, responsible, hard-working and has a good professional record.”
20 firms responded to the advert, and the son, who is a father of one, who was initially ‘ashamed’, later thanked his father.
“Before, we pensioners helped out with our grandchildren, but now unfortunately we have to look after our children as well,” the Zaragoza man said.