By Euro Weekly News Media • 18 March 2013 • 9:17
Photo of Teresa Ribera at the Cepsa plant in Tenerife.
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Spain’s youth are leaving in droves. Unemployment is currently at 26 per cent and more than 280,000 people age 30 and under left the country last year, according to the National Statistics Institute.
They leave looking for better opportunities of work in countries such as Germany, Britain, Argentina and Mexico.
Most leaving are often fluent in multiple languages, well-educated and willing to work hard.
A recent European Commission study found 68 per cent of young Spaniards are considering moving abroad and the trend looks set to continue.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced this week a strategy to help ease youth unemployment.
He said he will introduce tax breaks for companies that hire young workers.
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