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hi does anyone know where i can find employment iam going of my head because i have no job my jobs i have done in the past are cycle mechanic warehouse operative shop worker engraving technician picture frame maker also diy skills if somone is intrested in any of these trades who has now work perhaps we could start a buisness or some sort of service iam currently living on the costa blanca and i hate it want to move back to the sol daniel lee

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Hi Daniel,
Why do you hate Costa Blanca, you seem to be in one of the better areas ?
I would understand completely if you were in Torrevieja !

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hi does anyone know where i can find employment iam going of my head because i have no job my jobs i have done in the past are cycle mechanic warehouse operative shop worker engraving technician picture frame maker also diy skills if somone is intrested in any of these trades who has now work perhaps we could start a buisness or some sort of service iam currently living on the costa blanca and i hate it want to move back to the sol daniel lee
I really am sorry for you - but you'll need to stand in line with all the other unemployed. I've read there are 250,000 more on the dole since new year. I've been there - almost 4 years - though I really didn't try very hard. It's no fun - I know.

I've a contact ( the ex of my wifes oldest friend) in Torrevieja who's a carpenter - but he uses engraving techniques as well on clocks and such - but you'd need to speak German (he is, and his Spanish is OK, but English - forget it) - and be VERY desperate (I'd not work with him!).

What really has startled me is that many South Americans are now leaving as they cant get work - and they seem able to take ANY JOB. Round our way it's mostly Romanians etc now too. There's no casual work at all since the building sector stuttered. Where I work (& live) 84% of employment was building related.

If you're registered with the INEM - get to know them!. Where I am is 100% due to the local director taking direct interest and getting me onto the right pile for interviews. And this because I went to see him after a retraining seminar and explained what I wanted. On paper I was heavily over qualified for ANYTHING.

I did start a business with some friends - almost lost the friends as a result. If self enployment is your route - do it alone.

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Whats the Inem?

excuse my ignorance of the word...

WOW this post was way back in 08, can anyone say if job situation (in Valencia) particularly is any better\ worse than described here?

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A bi-lingual English/Spanish friend who has secretarial/book-keeping skills and is currently unemployed tells me that the Job Centre in Estepona estimates the real level of local unemployment to be around 40 - 45%.
A good post for suitably qualified persons i.e. those who know from experience how tough things are here might be to stand at airports and deter the jobless, the unskilled, the non-Spanish speakers and the chancers from boarding the plane to Sunny Spain...

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very bleak indeed mryp9

Dont think it'll deter me tho....

He who dares Rodney, wins!!
thanks tho 4 ur post.. v. informative albeit downcast

anyone else out there wit info on the jobs scene in Valencia city? & what is the INEM? or should I bother with it!?

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very bleak indeed mryp9

Dont think it'll deter me tho....

He who dares Rodney, wins!!
thanks tho 4 ur post.. v. informative albeit downcast

anyone else out there wit info on the jobs scene in Valencia city? & what is the INEM? or should I bother with it!?

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I think the INEM is the unemployment office!!?? As for being deterred, I dont think anyone is trying to stop you coming to Spain, its a great place to live. There is little work around and even less job security but you never know! However, when the question is asked, that is the answer! Hardly any work, made even worse if you dont speak or write spanish!!!! Valencia is no better or worse than anywhere else in Spain - its all pretty bad and at this time of the year with little tourism its even worse!

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I think the INEM is the unemployment office!!?? As for being deterred, I dont think anyone is trying to stop you coming to Spain, its a great place to live. There is little work around and even less job security but you never know! However, when the question is asked, that is the answer! Hardly any work, made even worse if you dont speak or write spanish!!!! Valencia is no better or worse than anywhere else in Spain - its all pretty bad and at this time of the year with little tourism its even worse!

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gracias Jo

I know what u mean by it being " no better or worse than anywhere else" but if someone had an exact inside track of what the story on the ground in valenica city is...
hope to be visitin the area between xmas & new year so i shall see i suppose!


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I know what u mean by it being " no better or worse than anywhere else" but if someone had an exact inside track of what the story on the ground in valenica city is...
hope to be visitin the area between xmas & new year so i shall see i suppose!


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The only way is to go there and find out. Send your CV via e mail to as many companies that are likely to employ you beforehand (or who offer the type of work you're looking for). If its teaching and you have qualifications, have a look at the international schools websites, some have their vacancies on there. NABSS has a list of international schools. Again, Valencia is not going to have more or less jobs than anywhere else in Spain. Casual and manual work tends to be who you know, not what, especially, as I pointed out, the Spanish benefit system doesnt cover everyone or for very long, so there are some desperate people out there who will do anything!

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I don't believe in giving people false hopes. You can call it pessimism, doom and gloom....but I prefer to see it as realism.
I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would think they have a cat's chance in hell of finding a reasonably paid job in most parts of Spain sufficient to enjoy a reasonable life style. Maybe in five years time, who knows.
But unless you speak fluent Spanish, have professional skills and qualifications and experience stay home.
Maybe the situation is slightly better in the Madrid/Barcelona regions but it's dire on the Costas.
No way would I contemplate emigrating to Spain for work reasons although I have had offers of work whilst here. It seems properly, professionally qualified and experienced teachers of French and English are in demand.
It seems you get offers of work when you don't want them. Same thing happened in Prague.
Sod's Law.

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