4 Jun, 2021 @ 17:15
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GET A JOB: Good news as Spain’s Castellon recovers pre-pandemic employment levels

Employment Castellon

EMPLOYMENT levels in Castellon Province have already returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Social Security figures show that there are currently 212 workers paying into the system more than there were in February 2020, and an extra 570 new jobs were created in the area in May alone.

Analysts point to the combination of three factors to explain the positive trend, namely the advancing vaccination campaign, a softening of restrictions, and the signing of the first summer contracts.

Predictions suggest that this year’s holiday campaign could see up to 50,000 more people employed in Castellon, albeit temporarily, thanks to the resurgence of the hospitality and tourism sectors plus coverage of employees of the ceramic tile trade who take time off.

Employment Castellon

Numbers of self-employed workers are also said to be on the rise, with more autonomos now on the books in the province than before the coronavirus outbreak.

Experts warn that, despite the positive trend, many sectors are still very badly affected by the crisis and it could take up to two years for Spain as a whole to recover pre-pandemic levels of employment and income.

However, those figures were not very good to start with, as the country was only just beginning to recover from the 2008 economic crisis.

The imminent arrival of the Next Generation EU funds is eagerly awaited as a perfect opportunity to revamp the Spanish job market, update ailing trades through digitalisation, and create new jobs in growing markets such as renewable energy production, among others. 


Glenn Wickman

Glenn is a trained and experienced journalist, having obtained a BA Hons degree in Journalism and Communication Studies with Spanish from Middlesex University (London) in 2001.
Since then he has worked on several English-language newspapers in Alicante Province, including 11 years at the Costa Blanca News.
He is trilingual in English, Spanish and Catalán/Valenciano, a qualified ELT teacher and translator with a passion for the written word.
After several years in Barcelona, Glenn has now returned to the Costa Blanca (Alicante), from where he will cover local stories as well as Valencia and Castellón/Costa Azahar.
Please drop him a line if you have any news that you think should be covered in either of these areas, he will gladly get in touch!

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