Work in Sevilla


Finding a job in Sevilla can be quite difficult given the high unemployment rate. But it is not impossible. Find more information on its labor market in this article.

Being the Sevilla province's and the Andalusian community's capital city, Sevilla is one of the most important Spanish and Southern European cities. Located in the south of Spain, it is deemed to be the region's economic, political and cultural center of the region. Its population, to date, amounts to some 700,000 inhabitants, including a large number of expatriates from across the globe.

However, it can be quite difficult for foreigners to find a job there. Sevilla's economy has greatly been affected by the world economic crisis. Hence, its labor market is not very open to expatriates. It would be wise to inquire on its requirements before starting your job search.


Aside its enormous cultural heritage, Sevilla has a modern and developed economy which is based on several sectors. After industry, other sectors have developed over the years, namely trade, financial services, technology, as well as tourism which is now one of the region's main economic pillars. Sevilla also has an extensive transport network and a port which is an important freight center.

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In recent years, the Sevilla authorities have stepped up efforts to further promote the tourism business. Indeed, the city owes part of its fame to events such as conferences, fairs, etc. Sevilla also hosts major industrial and technological zones including the Parque Tecnológico Sevilla Científico Tecnopolis whose aim is to promote research and technology development and the Parque Tecnológico y Aeronáutico Aeropolis which is dedicated to aerospace.

On the other hand, the University of Seville and the University Pablo de Olavide welcome thousands of Spanish, European and international students each year. Finally, agriculture, heavy industry, energy, chemistry, metallurgy, construction, food processing, automotive, etc, also contribute to Sevilla's economy.

Labor market

According to official statistics, Sevilla's unemployment rate stood at 33.86% in 2013 against 36.37% in the whole Andalusian region. In fact, Sevilla had some 1.4 million registered job seekers while its population consisted of 2.5 million inhabitants. Hence, its labor force does not require labor force in any particular field.

But you can still try your luck by sending spontaneous applications to big firms operating in the region. Marketing, foreign trade, language teaching, production, distribution fields, etc., are more likely to hire foreigners.

Find a job

Job offers in Sevilla are available on general and specialized websites as well as in classified ads in local newspapers. You might as well register with a recruitment agency if you are already there.

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