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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello! :) Well, this is my first post having been a lurker for a while.. A bit of background, my boyfriend and I are mid-late twenties, he is Spanish with B2 level English, and I'm English and I speak Spanish. I have lived in Spain before (Salamanca and Jerez de la Frontera) but for the past...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello All. Recently I got a permanent, full-time job offer from a British company, and we agreed to start on a certain date. I was living and working in Germany before that. But on the day before my start date, the manager called me at night and said they can’t employ me anymore. I already...
  3. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Official figures show that New Zealand is one of the most popular countries in the world for expats with more people arriving than ever before to live and work. Experts have pointed out that this is because the economy is strong, there are plenty of opportunities for employment and the country...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Yep, it's up again. Spain's jobless queue rises in first quarter Everybody knows Greece's situation is still bad. Why don't people know about Spain? Why do people think that Spain is still the place to go "for a better quality of life?" Obvious to all those here who really wanted to know ie if...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    As I posted a while ago, my work contract will end in October. Work is a big part of my identity and daily purpose. It always has been. I have been reading boards and anglophone openings and making strong cases to be interviewed with a positive attitude and with lists of work accomplishments...
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello, can anyone help? Im currently in Ibiza and due to the season not running through winter, i am on the paro. I speak partial spanish (nowhere near as fluent as I should be) hence my question... I didnt fully understand what she said to me in the office. I was told I was entitled to 8...
  7. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    According to this extract from a report by the OECD everything's hunky dory, or will be Spain - Economic forecast summary (June 2015) - OECD El País in English points out that even the OECD admits that not all is rosy though Spanish economy: Spain will top economic growth and job creation...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Number of unemployed people jumps above 800,000 for first time in 22 years in OZ Links for the news! No Cookies | The Courier-Mail SA's unemployment rate drops to 7.9 per cent in July, remains highest in nation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Unemployment rate, jobs both...
  9. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi Everyone! My friend is moving to Barcelona from USA this upcoming fall in hopes of finding a job as a chef. He understands the unemployment rate but I fear that he hasn't grasped the extremity of it. He has a Croatian passport but Croatia is in a transitory phase right now, which means they...
  10. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Latest figures show unemployment is on the increase in New Zealand, reaching a 13-year high, at 7.3%. There are some harsh realities regarding the current employment situation. ****** Some figures from today's New Zeland Herald - full article here The statistics come from the NZ Household...
  11. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    New Zealand saw an unexpected rise in unemployment at the end of last year but it was mostly due to the loss of part time jobs and officials expect it to rise moderately in coming months. The country’s labour market recovery slowed over the December quarter with the unemployment rate rising to...
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Another short article which should leave in absolute no doubt as to how bad the unemployment situation is here for young people Youth unemployment: Young and jobless | The Economist You might be interested to know that 15.3% of Spain’s young people between the ages of 16 and 24 neither work...
  13. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    We all know that unemployment in Spain is around 20% at the moment but I didn't realise there was quite such a regional imbalance. It is much worse in the southern half of the country: over 28% in Andalucia and Las Canarias, 24% in Murcia, 23% in Valencia. So if you are looking for work head...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, Does anyone know how unemployment benefit in Spain works? I have been working here 2 years and have been advised I am entitled, but do not know how much or how often. Hopefully I will get another job soon, but best to be prepared! Thanks
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I have recently applied for the UK citisenship but it seems that I will lose my job very soon. I have been continualy living in the UK for 6 years and have had a job all the time. Does anyone know if being unemployed could impact in any way the process of the citizenship approval? Anyone...
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