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Spain — Job offers for qualified personnel fall by -16%

05 March 2010

A labour market report entitled 'Informe Infoempleo 2009' compiled by job portal www.infoempleo.com and the Spanish subsidiary of staffing giant Adecco has been presented to the public by the Secretary General for Employment, Maravillas Rojo.

The report reveals that job offers for qualified workers fell by -16% in 2009. 18.45% of positions advertised for qualified workers were located in the capital Madrid, followed by Catalonia (Barcelona region) with 16.7%, the Basque Country with 12.87% and Andalusia with 8.83%.

The ranking of job offers by sector is topped by consulting with 6.49% (up from 5.76% in the previous year) followed by jobs in industry with 5.65% (up from 5.18% in the previous year).

Job offers for qualified staff in the construction industry, which has famously suffered in Spain during the recession, were down to 3.45% of all job offers from 8.64% in the previous year, when the sector came at the top of the list.
75.95% of all job offers analysed in the report made professional experience a pre-condition. Over 30% specified age. On average, job offers for qualified staff required 3.03 years of experience, slightly up from the previous year.
55% of job offers requested candidates between the ages of 26 and 35. The average requested age was 33.7 years.
The report also contained for the first time data on unqualified labourers in Spain, which was supplied by Adecco.
This section of the report found that the number of job offers for unqualified labourers was directly related to the economic importance of the region of Spain where the job offers were made. At the top of the list comes Catalonia with 20.5% followed by Madrid with 20.2% and Andalusia with 14.55%.

To read the full 'Informe Infoempleo' report in Spanish language please click here



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