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Adecco is expecting to sign 100,000 new contracts between November and January during the traditional Christmas period, a figure that remains flat when compared to a year ago. Despite this season encouraging hiring, the economic crisis has the country in its grip and unemployment remains worryingly high at over 25%.
Adecco said that Catalonia and Madrid are the regions showing the biggest number in temporary hiring, followed by Andalusia and Castilla y León and Valencia.
However, this is the second year running that the number of contracts signed in the period remained flat and saw “zero growth”, the staffing company reported on Monday.
Temporary jobs will be created in a number of sectors, such as perfumery and cosmetics, food, distribution and catering. The commercial sector will create most jobs, particularly in hypermarkets. Adecco said that many companies had failed to meet their business objectives with Christmas being their last chance to save sales.
Jobs that are going to be in demand range from waitressing to telephone operators, forklift drivers, cashiers, shelf stackers and cooks. Demand is high to fill these posts, not only from students but increasingly from those aged over 45 who may have been made redundant by the economic crisis.