You are advised to enquire on Spain's labor market before if you are looking forward to live and work there. Here is an overview.
The unemployment rate in Spain, in spite of a decrease in recent years, remains relatively high compared to other European countries and tends to start rising again since a few years. However, some economic sectors still offer professional opportunities for foreigners, including marketing, import- export, professorship, translation, IT and new technologies.
You'd better be fully prepared to seek employment in Spain and have solid professional and language skills!
Fluency in Spanish is often an essential prerequisite to find a job in Spain, except in some large international companies where working languages are other than Spanish. Unskilled, seasonal or agriculture jobs do not require fluency in Spanish.
With regards to the geographical distribution of jobs, Madrid and Barcelona attract many foreign workers because of their dynamism and bustling economic activities. Valencia has also experienced a strong economic expansion in recent years, thus attracting many foreign workers. Along the coast, many tourism or seasonal jobs are also available, especially for students.
The minimum monthly wage in Spain is of 752,85 € per month for a full time job since January 2014. Spanish employees benefit from 22 days off and 14 bank holidays per year. The legal working time is set at a maximum 9 hours a day.
The working day usually starts later than elsewhere in Europe, around 9 or 10 am and ends later in the evening, around 7 or 8 pm.