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Excerpted from the Spain Career Guide

Job Search Overview

The Internet is a valuable resource for people seeking jobs in Spain. This is especially true for foreigners who wish to find jobs before relocating. There are literally hundreds of websites dedicated to job recruitment. Moreover, most large companies have sections on their websites specifically for listing job vacancies.

Online Job Sites

Contactos de Trabajo
http://www.contactosdetrabajo.com/ (Spanish)
This is a new Spanish portal that specializes in job listings, human resources and career opportunities. It acts like an employment agency, providing businesses in Spain with suitable job candidates via the Internet by allowing them to actively seek résumés on its job board. The website allows searches by title, sector, region and keywords. Easy to use, it gives access to many job postings throughout Spain.

Contactos de Trabajo

Government Employment Resources

Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal (SEPE)
Public Employment Service
http://www.sepe.es/ (Spanish, Catalan, Basque and Galician)
This website is the official public employment portal maintained by the SEPE (Servicio Publico de Empleo Estatal). The SEPE administration is responsible for employment-related law and policies. Among other functions, SEPE helps people find jobs, promotes training and organizes employment services. Its national network of employment offices offers services to both workers and companies in all labor categories. The portal information is available in all four official national languages of Spain.

Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal (SEPE)
Condesa de Venadito 9
28027 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 585 98 88
Fax: +34 91 377 58 81
Email: sepe@sepe.es

Internship Programs

http://www.becas.com/ (Spanish)
This website features numerous internship (about 200) and scholarship program listings that are indexed by nearly a hundred different industry types. There is also an internship bulletin board, résumé/CV posting service and internship email service. This website’s homepage provides links to various job and university websites.

Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms

Eulen Flexiplan
http://www.flexiplan.es/ (Spanish, English)
Part of the Grupo Eulen, Flexiplan is a temporary job service with offices across the nation. The agency offers positions across a wide range of industries and hierarchical levels. Its website lists job vacancies and offers a résumé/CV database service.

Eulen Flexiplan
Gobelas 25-27 
Urbanización La Florida 
28023 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 631 08 00
Fax: +34 91 372 81 98
Email: flexiplan@eulen.com

Executive Recruiters and Search Firms

Status Ema Partners
http://www.status.es (Spanish, English and Catalan)
Status Ema Partners is made up of three companies: Status (exclusively for direct executive searches), EMA Partners International (executive searches and recruitment) and Desva Selección (recruiting personnel through press advertisements). This website lists job opportunities for executives and allows candidates to send résumés/CVs via email.

Status Ema Partners
Muntaner, 450 - 5º 1ª
08006 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 201 69 42
Fax: +34 93 201 31 83
Email: info@status.es

Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements

El País
http://www.elpais.com (Spanish and English)
http://clasificados.elpais.com/ (Spanish)
Negocios is the business classified section of El País. Every Sunday, hundreds of job listings are published in its pages. Its website is linked to the Clasificados section where one can find the job search engine. El País has recently signed an agreement with Monster to allow job searches by location, language, functional area, sector, salary, job duration, experience, title, keyword and all the specific Monster features.

El País (Ediciones EL PAÍS, S.L.)
Miguel Yuste, 40
28037 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 337 82 00
Email: redacciondigital@elpais.es

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Spain Guide.

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