livig and working in spain
Posted: 10 June 2012 06:58 PM  
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Joined  2012-06-10

hi all,
am a bricklayer and my partner is a midwife.
we are seriously thinking of moving to spain but would like to here from expats who have taken the plunge and how the state of the countries economy. Also where to live, what kind of work we could do, housing ect
looking forward to your replys

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Posted: 11 June 2012 03:20 AM  
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Joined  2007-12-03

Hi Lee and Amanda,
sorry to tell you this, but you will be very unlikely to find work in Spain right now, especially with 25% unemployment figures (and higher still in the South)
Lee, building work has virtually ground to a halt - so no need for bricklayers.
Amanda, you may have an advantage with your midwifery training, but you would need to retrain before you will be able to practice in Spain and you will have to pay for this yourself.
Do you both speak Spanish?
Because you will need to to find any hope of work.

I don’t want to be a killjoy, as it would be good to see more people coming to Spain and contributing to the country’s economy, but now really isn’t a good time for most people.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 08:35 AM  
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thanks for the reply Zania,
think we will leave it for a bit then to see what happens

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