9 Jan, 2016 @ 09:02
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Spanish job sectors forecast to boom in 2016


employmentNURSES, engineers and business analysts are set to be in high demand in 2016 as Spain’s economy grows, experts believe.

Employment agencies Hays and Randstad Professionals are predicting these sectors will boom, with the EU forecasting 450,000 new jobs for Spain in 2016.

Madrid, the Basque Country, Valencia and Catalunya are expected to see the highest growth, with Andalucia lagging behind.

The Hays report said: “Andalucia hasn’t taken off yet. They still have a lot of work to do to create a steady number of jobs.”

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  1. “Andalucia hasn’t taken off yet. They still have a lot of work to do to create a steady number of jobs.” Says it all really, the region is held back by the dead weight of the Junta de Andalucia and their inability to run an economy and create jobs – the so called illegal property situation being a case in point.

    I hope they prove me wrong and finally legalise the affected properties and create some workable new laws this year. It would create inward investment which would make a huge difference to the economy and give the property market the kick start that it so desperately needs. New businesses and jobs would soon follow.

  2. Fred, your wrong about nurses. So many have had to leave for other countries. In 2013 I was in hospital and there were 3 Spanish nurses, from Albacete, Granada and a Galician. LastI heard a lot of regional health services were virtually bankrupt. Maybe the situation has changed.

  3. Nurses are still in demand in private practices. I personally know two, man and wife, and they have not been out of work in the decade they’ve both lived here. There is demand in the state sector, but the pay is low of course. Spain’s brain drain is well known. Even though there is demand, it doesn’t mean people will stay in Spain to do the work, as you mentioned, and who can blame them? Even the minimum wage is 50% of what it is in the UK and many other EU countries. Spain’s employment situation is dire in just about every aspect and Andalucía seems so different to the rest of Spain in so many ways.

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