In my town on the Costa Blanca there is pretty much no building happening. We still have almost empty apartment blocks from the 'boom'Hi just wondering if anyone knows how the building trade is doing at the moment? Costa blanca,Alicante areas??
Is there much work?
I'd look elsewhere, personally. There are a few tiny signs of economic recovery, but Spain still has 5 million people unemployed, of which an estimated 1,5 million formerly worked in construction. Plus there is an unknown quantity of school leavers who are being trained in building skills and will be coming into the job market in the next year or two.Thanks for the info!! Just wondering how easy it is to find work at the moment? We are currently thinking about a move to Spain and just doing some research on the employment and education,,, any information would be great, thank you
Everything I'd have thought.Thanks for the response, is this the case for most trades or mainly the building? :+1:
Whereabouts?Headline in The Times today: A third of all empty homes in Europe are found in Spain.
So it's hard to imagine a construction boom any time soon (understatement).
That said, I see that Taylor Wimpey have just cleared some land in Javea and put up a "coming soon" sign about apartments.
I don't expect to see very many Brit expats crawling over it though. Plenty of cheap labour is available here.