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Spain - Temporary to permanent contract numbers dip according to Randstad

09 July 2013

The number of temporary contracts converted to permanent positions fell -10.44% in May 2013 compared with the same month the year before. During the period between January and May 2013, the number of temporary contracts made permanent fell across Spain by -0.4%, year-on-year.

The total number of temporary to permanent jobs between January and May 2013 was 166,765, a drop of 741 jobs compared with the previous year. During this period female temporary to permanent employment grew by 681 jobs, whilst similar male employment fell by 1,422 jobs.

The Randstad report found that year-on-year temporary to permanent employment contract numbers fell across 10 autonomous regions, rising in only seven. Employment conversion rose +14% in Extremadura, +12.4% across the Balearic Islands, and +9.1% in Murcia. Declines were noted in Navarre (-13.5), Cantabria (-12.6%), and the Basque Country (-11.9%). 

The importance of education in securing work is underlined by the Randstad report. Of the 33,269 contracts that were made permanent in May 2013, 6,475 were for people with only primary education (4,384) or with no education (2,091). The remaining 26,794 temporary contracts converted to permanent jobs were for people with secondary or tertiary education. The level of education and supplementary training enhanced the employment options for workers. In particular, good English language skills were found to improve candidates’ chances by +44%.

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. (Spanish only)  

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