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Spain — 73% of workers would accept a second job to make ends meet

19 August 2010

According to a new survey carried out among 1,136 employees by Randstad Spain, 73% of Spanish workers would accept a second job in order to make ends meet during the current economic crisis. This compares to only 10% in 2008.

Short-time working schemes and the absence of extra working hours have reduced incomes of Spanish workers and have also given them the time to work in a second job.


Most people interviewed are looking for a weekend job or a part-time job, others have decided to work during their Summer holidays in order to boost their incomes.

56% of professionals between the ages of 30 and 44 have already worked for two different employers at the same time. This figure is reduced to 41% for those aged between 25 and below.

71.8% of female and 74.3% of male employees are looking for a second job for financial reasons.

Most people interviewed were happy to consider any type of work as a second job. The majority prefers positions which require semi-skilled qualifications in the services sector such as telephone operators or customer service attendants.

58% of interviewed foreign workers have had two jobs compared to 47% of Spanish nationals.

 

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