As summer tourist season ends, workers will be on the move job hunting

According to recent studies, almost half, some 47% of professionals in Spain would be willing to move for a new job after summer the holidays.

As summer tourist season ends, jobless claims will surge again in Spain. The rise in unemployment during this month of August is already noted in comparison to the previous month of July as the peak tourist season dies down.

According to data from Randstad Spain (Dutch multinational human resource consulting firm headquartered in Diemen, Netherlands) the data found that among the reasons for moving to another city, salary was the main factor for 60.5% of the professionals surveyed, followed by work and life balance (50.4%), better promotion opportunities (41.7%) and greater job security (37.6%). Meanwhile, 33% say they would move to another country.

It comes as no surprise that it’s the young professionals who are more willing to change cities for work opportunities. In fact up to 61.9% of those under 25 would be willing to move for a new job after the summer holidays.

Other surveys (Eurostat) have found that Spain is among the member states with the greatest number of people working in temporary posts against their will. At the height of the economic crisis in 2013, Spain’s unemployment rate rose to close to 27 per cent, before falling again to reach the current 14 per cent recorded just last month (July). Still far higher than the pre-crisis levels.

Most young professionals are acutely aware that having a stable job is very important. If you lose it, finding another can often take months.

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Cristina Hodgson

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