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Why it’s time English teachers in Spain stood up for their rights

Language teachers in Madrid have faced an unprecedented attack on their working rights in recent years, and the UK’s looming departure from the EU could potentially make matters a lot worse. Now, a group of activists has organised an information session to help teachers organise and defend their rights in …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.es/20191015/why-its-time-english-teachers-in-spain-stood-up-for-their-rights

Spain’s public holidays in 2020: Official list

Get organized and start planning those weekends away! Spain has published the official list of public holidays for next year, which means you can start planning your puentes – the Spanish custom of taking the day off to bridge the weekend with the holiday – and get the best deals on …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.es/20191014/spains-public-holidays-in-2020-official-list

Where in France are the most jobs available?

The number of jobs available is at a record high across France and is still growing fast, but it is in the Paris and the Lyon regions that by far the most are available – half of the total number. Between July and September, 241,500 job offers were posted online, with …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.fr/20191011/where-in-france-are-the-most-jobs-available

What you need to know if you lose your job in Denmark

It’s never fun to lose your job, but the Danish Salaried Employees Act gives you a number of rights. It can be quite nerve wracking when you hear that the company you work for has announced plans to review their overall strategy for the future. There are various kinds of business …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.dk/20191011/these-rules-apply-when-you-lose-your-job-in-denmark

Michelin to shut tyre factory in France due to cheap Asian competition

Tyre maker Michelin said Thursday it would close a French-based factory with 619 employees next year as competition from cheaper Asian manufacturers knocks its profit margin. Two weeks ago, the French company announced the closure of a factory in Germany with 858 employees by 2021, and last year said it would …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.fr/20191010/michelin-to-close-tyre-factory-in-france

Deutsche Bank set to cut 9,000 jobs in Germany

The German financial institution will be cutting 18,000 positions worldwide, 9,000 of them in Germany, according to a report released Tuesday. The company employs 41,500 people in Germany, and 91,700 worldwide. The cuts will therefore affect every one in five of its positions. Deutsche Bank head Christian Sewing previously said …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20191008/deutsche-bank-to-cut-9000-jobs-in-germany

Good knowledge of German results in ‘better pay’ for foreigners

Do you need to have fluent German to live and work in Germany? It’s a debate that provokes strong reactions. Now a new study has found strong language skills increase foreigners’ chances of being paid more. The salary of foreigners increases the better their knowledge of German, according …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20191008/good-knowledge-of-german-in-foreigners-results-in-better-pay

Denmark’s budget could allow for more skilled foreign workers

The Social Liberal (Radikale Venstre) party says it wants Denmark to be able to import more skilled labour from abroad. The party will demand that the government consider the issue, and has mentioned it in its proposal for the upcoming budget. The Social Liberals are one of three other left-wing parties whose …read more Source:: […]

September job creation in Spain returns to recession levels

Spain posted its weakest job creation for the month of September in six years, amid a slowdown in the eurozone’s fourth largest economy which will hold a repeat general election next month. The number of new contributors to the social security system, a measure of job creation, was up by just …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.es/20191003/september-job-creation-in-spain-returns-to-recession-levels

Wind power giant Vestas to cut 600 jobs in Denmark and Germany

Danish wind power company Vestas is set to let almost 600 of its employees go in Denmark and Germany. A total of 590 jobs are to be cut by the company, including 90 at its factory at Lem near Ringkøbing and 500 at the factory at Lauchhammer south of Berlin. The company …read more Source:: […]

Men still earn more than women in Sweden – but the income gap is shrinking

Men are still earning far more than women in Sweden – but the income gap is slowly shrinking. Last year the median earned income for women was 77 percent of men’s median income, a slight increase from a 72 percent share in 1999, according to national numbers office Statistics Sweden. This is …read more Source:: […]

These graphs reveal how much money people make in Sweden’s towns and cities

Want to know how much Swedish residents earn? Let’s take an in-depth look at the stats. This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Last year your average Swedish resident earned 287,064 kronor (median annual income), according to preliminary statistics by Sweden’s national number-crunching …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.se/20191001/these-graphs-show-how-much-money-people-make-in-swedens-towns-and-cities

Stark divide in wages between east and west Germany persists 30 years on

Almost 30 years after reunification, employees in east Germany earn significantly less than employees in western Germany, even with the same qualifications. Wages for employees of the same gender, occupation and level of work experience stand at 16.9 percent higher in the west than in the east, according to a …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20191001/30-years-on-wage-gap-between-east-and-west-germany-persists

Wind power giant Vestas to cut 600 jobs in Denmark and Germany

Danish wind power company Vestas is set to let almost 600 of its employees go in Denmark and Germany. A total of 590 jobs are to be cut by the company, including 90 at its factory at Lem near Ringkøbing and 500 at the factory at Lauchhammer south of Berlin. The company …read more Source:: […]

Working in Germany: Why is this the top myth about finding a job as a foreigner?

German career Coach Chris Pyak sheds light on the number one worry he sees among his job seeking clients – and explains why it’s easy to overcome. Since 2013 I have helped international professionals to get English jobs in Germany. Over the years I guided hundreds of internationals …read more Source:: https://www.thelocal.de/20190926/what-is-the-top-myth-about-finding-a-job-in-germany-as-a-foreigner