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Spain — Extra temporary employment for Christmas up by 10% in the capital

29 December 2009

According to the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) the number of people who have found temporary employment over the festive season in the Madrid region is up by 10% to 70,000 when compared to last year. However, compared to the pre-economic crisis seasons it is down by 30% from 100,000.

50% of the extra temporary jobs have gone to women, many of them housewives whose husbands are unemployed. 13% of the temporary contracts went to the over 45 year olds.

Adecco Spain has confirmed to '20 Minutos' that the profile of temporary employees over the festive season has changed. Up until this year the majority of extra temporary workers for the Christmas period were under 25 years of age. This year their share has fallen by 5% when compared to 2008 whilst the share of those aged between 35 and 44 has risen by 4% and the share of those aged over 45 years has risen by 2%.



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