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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.

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.

TRADER: women are better

Jobs By 9 March, 2019 No Comments

Being a trader is still a masculine dominated profession. According to a recent study only 1 out of 7 online traders are female. But this figure has already increased since 2017’s results  – which found out that 1 in 10 were female. As a result of those statistics, you can assert that female traders are becoming more and more prevalent.

In comparison with men, women has lots of traits who are quite useful for the job as a trader. For example the trait that all women tend to possess by nature is to protect. That’s why female traders might then potentially have a long-term orientation, and may possibly take on lower risk trades. We talked with the German attorney, bestselling author, consultant and expert of international capital markets, Sandra Navidi, about the work as a trader and how it is to be a female trader.

SPAIN: the fight against the high unemployment

Jobs By 8 March, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

The unemployment rate stays extremely high in Spain – with more than 32%. But how to improve the situation? Therefore the Spanish Government approved now the Youth Employment Plan. Some of its aims are the apprenticeship of at least 225 000 young people in digital skills and the creation of a network of 3 000 new counsellors. The plan is valid during 2019 and 2021 and costs about 2 billion euros.

Other objectives of the plan are the establishment of a quality labour framework in employment and dignity at work. Young people should be protagonists of their labour insertion and qualification. The activity rate of young people between 20 and 29 years is expected to increase to 73.5%. The number of permanent contracts is predicted to rise by 15%.

SPAIN: Live and work where others go on vacation!

Jobs By 7 March, 2019 No Comments

Porta Mondial and Porta Mallorquina are looking for franchise partners in the Canaries and Balearic Islands. Spain is the most popular tourist destination in Europe. Alone in 2018 more than 14 million tourists visited Mallorca making it another record year. Attractive tourist destinations are also interesting real estate locations, as here the market is determined not only by the domestic demand, but also by solvent foreign investors.

EUROPE: How the Chinese slower growth affects us

Jobs By 12 February, 2019 No Comments

by Jan Goller

China’s current economic situation seems to be a bit strange at a first glance: While its economy is growing more slowly than the years before and the debts are rising, the Chinese government invests money into local infrastructure. Experts from the global rating agency S&P predict China to face this year a faustian choice between growth or debt reduction. Planned stimulus to boost output and business sentiment in China could undermine the country’s deleveraging push. This leaves policymakers with a tough choice between missing targets on growth or on reducing financial risks.