The Easter campaign will generate a total of 3,890 contracts in the Canary Islands, which is 22.6 percent more than a year ago, when 3,173 contracts were registered. In any case, despite this increase, recruitment on the islands this Easter will still be 40.2 percent lower than pre-pandemic levels, as Randstad, a leading HR services company, estimates.
In the country as a whole, Easter will generate around 84,750 contracts in Spain, which is 17.1% more than a year ago, when 72,399 contracts were signed. Even so, this volume is still 27% lower than the 116,115 contracts recorded in 2019, before the outbreak of the pandemic.
“After a year since the entry of the labour reform, which considerably influences the typology and volume of hiring, it is very positive to see that, despite the economic uncertainty, the forecasts indicate an increase in contracts with respect to 2022,” highlights the director of Randstad Research, Valentín Bote, in the report published this week.
In terms of sectors, 81.6% of the 84,750 contracts that will be signed during the Easter campaign will correspond to the hotel and catering industry. With more discrete weights are passenger transport (11.8%) and artistic and recreational activities (6.8%).
HIRING WILL INCREASE IN ALL SPAIN’S REGIONS
The forecasts made by Randstad reveal that hiring will grow in all of the country’s autonomous communities. Specifically, the largest increases will occur in the Balearic Islands (25.1%), Navarre (23.4%), the Canary Islands (22.6%), the Valencian Community (20.6%) and Aragon (20.2%), all of them above 20%.
With more moderate increases, but still above the labour average (17.1%), are Catalonia (18.1%), the Community of Madrid (17.8%) and Andalusia (17.3%).
Already experiencing increases below the average are Cantabria (15.6%), the Basque Country (14.8%), Castile-La Mancha (14.3%), Castile and Leon (13%), Galicia and Asturias (12.3%). The most discreet increases will occur in Extremadura (11.3%), La Rioja (10%) and the Region of Murcia (9.3%).
On a provincial level, Teruel (30.8%), Las Palmas (24%), Huesca (22.7%) and Valencia (22.6%) will record the greatest growth in hiring at Easter compared to last year. On the other hand, the most discreet increases will take place in Ávila (4.8%), Soria (7.5%), Lugo (7.7%) and Ourense (7.9%). Palencia will be the only province in which the volume of recruitment will fall, specifically by 5.7%.
In absolute terms, the Randstad report highlights that Andalusia (18,510), Catalonia (11,370) and the Community of Madrid (10,710) are the regions where more professionals will be incorporated, as they accumulate nearly 48% of the total Easter hiring.
AVAILABILITY, RAPID ADAPTATION AND USE OF TECHNOLOGY
According to the report, companies are looking for profiles with high availability and quick adaptation to the position, preferably with previous experience in the sector in which they carry out their activity.
On the other hand, Randstad indicates that it is common for companies to demand profiles with mastery of certain technological tools, not only because many jobs require mastery of platforms or applications specific to their sector, but also due to the significant increase in e-commerce.
“It is recommended that professionals, regardless of their situation, do not lose sight of the skills and abilities most in demand in the labour market and continue training to improve their employability,” insists Randstad.