June 27th, 2012
The United Nations (UN) has awarded Spain second prize in the "Improving the Provision of Public Services" category, for the project entitled "Complete e-Access by Citizens to Public Services", drafted by the Ministry of the Treasury and Public Administration Services through the General Directorate of Administrative Modernisation, Procedures and the ...
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August 30th, 2011
Human Resources departments are increasingly turning to social networks in search of candidates to recruit. According to the analysis of a career counselling firm specialising in Internet, 89% of companies are turning to social networks in their selection processes. According to a study in graphics carried out by Career Enlightenment, and ...
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April 27th, 2011
According to the latest ‘International Labour Mobility Study’ by Randstad, 62% of unemployed Spaniards would consider leaving Spain to find work in another country, while 38% of those currently in a job would not rule out emigrating if it improved their employment situation. The employment agency says this data shows maturity ...
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April 22nd, 2011
Spanish savings banks or “Cajas” plan to take action before the government hardens legislation in relation to early retirement. In excess of 11,500 Cajas employees could benefit from this change in employment legislation, which is estimated will cost the industry about €3,700 million. Each Cajas employee who chooses to take early ...
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April 15th, 2011
UK based electrical specialist Dixons Retail is to withdraw its PC City operations from Spain due to the weak consumer environment in the Mediterranean country, it has announced. “This decision has been made due to continuing weak consumer environment and continuing losses of the business, together with the group’s plans to ...
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March 24th, 2011
72 cases are being closely investigated in a scam involving individuals who are alleged to have been illegally paid money from a public fund set up to help companies pay for the early retirement of its employees. Police believe the fund of 647 million euros was created unlawfully, and that the ...
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January 5th, 2011
Spanish police have discovered a network that brought Romanian women to Spain, on the pretence of being offered employment, whom they then forced into prostitution in Alicante region. Authorities say they have arrested eight suspects alleged to be part of the criminal network. They brought women to the region of Alicante ...
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November 22nd, 2010
Spain has no plans for more spending cuts on top of May’s austerity measures, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said in an interview with El Pais newspaper on Sunday. The government implemented a 15 billion euro austerity package six months ago, including civil servant salary cuts and scrapping bonus
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November 18th, 2010
A video game in which the player shoots down illegal immigrants to promote the policies of Spain's conservative party ahead of the regional elections in Catalonia later this month has been withdrawn after provoking widespread outrage. The game, named "Rescue", was removed within hours of appearing on the campaign website
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November 5th, 2010
Spain’s economy remained stationary in the third quarter, the Bank of Spain estimated, as the deepest austerity measures in three decades undermined the recovery. Gross domestic product was unchanged from the previous three
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