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CONSTRUCTION SECTOR: more inclusive and safer

Jobs By 26 March, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

Only 9 % of the people working in the construction sector are women. But working in this sector still means having to face lots of dangers. To promote the social dialogue between employers and unions, the Construction Labor Foundation was born in 1992. In the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the foundation, Madrid’s mayor Manuela Carmena declared the will to establish a recognition of innovation. This should avoid the loss of lives during the work.  Recently, the campaign #yotambienconstruyo (#IalsoConstruct) has been launched to make visible the more 115,000 women who work in this field.

SPANISH: Strategic alliance for a global language

Study By 25 March, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

Spanish is the fastest growing language in the world. It has more than 500 million native speaker but 600 – if we add those who study it as a foreign language. Especially, Americans, Brazilians and Chinese study Spanish. The University of Salamanca that is one of the four oldest in the world, signed a strategic alliance to promote the training of Spanish at a global level.  It is a collaboration agreement with doinGlobal.

RETAIL SECTOR: artificial intelligence & competitiveness

Jobs By 20 March, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

What impact does technology have on the retail sector? This question has been discussed a lot in the recent years and stays still unanswered. Some people even have referred to the ‘apocalypse’ of the sector caused by online shopping. But thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), companies in the retail sector will move from a “preventive” business model to a “predictive” model. This will help them to be much more efficient, according to the report “AI, the future of Retail” presented by the Spanish Association of Digital Economy (Adigital), ICEX and Kairos. AI can improve the customer service and optimize the production processes of retail.

GENDER: gap between men and women in welfare

Living By 14 March, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

The indicator of welfare for men is higher than for women. In 2013, the average differential of both genders in Spain was 0.3% and in 2017 more than 4%. So, it raised significantly. According to the study published by Fedea, this indicator increases with age and educational level within each sex. The good news is that during this period the employment has grown and the inequality has been reduced – for both genders. But in all cases more for men than for women.