If you want a seasonal job with sun, beaches. meeting new friends, having lots of laughs, enjoying nightlife and also getting paid – consider applying to work in Tenerife. Lets discuss little about Tenerife first.
Tenerife is located in the Canary Islands Spain, one of the largest and most densely populated islands. Its population is amounted to more than 908,555 inhabitants in year 2013. Moreover, it is one of the country’s main tourist destinations with 4,973,047 tourist arrivals in year 2013. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is capital city, is deemed to be the island’s economic center.
Tenerife is also known to be a dynamic island, having attracted thousands of young professionals from across the world. Tenerife has not only a pleasant climate but also offer various opportunities. So if you wish to settle there, it would be wise to inquire on its economy and labor market.
There are many job opportunities in specific sectors. However, conditions may differ from those of most European cities.
Economy of Tenerife:
Agriculture has been the region’s main economic pillar. Bananas, flowers, tomatoes, and potatoes, etc., are grown in Tenerife. But over the past few years, other sectors such as industry, tourism and hospitality, trade, services, have taken over to some extent. Tourism is now considered as Tenerife’s main economic pillar thanks to the development of hotels and tourist infrastructure in area.
- Zone 1 consists of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
- Zone 2 includes La Laguna Bajamar Punta Hidalgo and Tacoronte
- Zone 3 consists of Puerto de la Cruz and the North.
- Zone 4, for its part, refers to the South.
Tourism makes major contribution to economy of Tenerife’s, about 60% apart from hotel infrastructures; Tenerife hosts tourist attractions, monuments, museums, pyramids, and national parks. As leisure activities to enjoy, you can indulge in hiking, water sports, golf, and enjoy the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival which takes place every year in February.
Most of Tenerife’s visitors are from European countries like Spain itself, British Islands, Germany, France, Switzerland and Belgium.
Furthermore, local authorities encourage the creation of small and medium enterprises to further stimulate the economy.
Unemployment rate in the Canary Islands stood at 35.12% in late 2013 (which is very high!) while that of Santa Cruz de Tenerife amounted to 32.97% with a lower unemployment rate among women.
Note that wages are rather low in this region. But expatriates can be hired in different sectors, provided they have skills which are not available locally.
So you can be hired in the tourism and hospitality fields if you have command over three or more foreign languages. Jobs are also available in other sectors such as industry, banking, services, trade, etc.
Popular Places to Work in Tenerife
- Playa de las Americas
- Los Cristianos
- Puerto de la Cruz
Other places which are a little quiter you might want to consider include:
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife
- Amarilla Golf
- El Medano
- Guia De Isora
- Los Gigantes
- Playa De La Arena
- Playa Paraiso
- Puerto De Santiago
- San Miguel De Abona
Types of Jobs Available:
- Working in a bar, cafe or restaurant e.g. waiting on tables, collecting glasses, cooking, serving drinks etc
- PR work
- Selling shots or laughing gas
- Selling tickets and activites
- Holiday rep welcoming tourists and making sure they enjoy a good experience
There are equal opportunity for foreigners and locals to apply If you are a job seeker or employer and know Spanish and other foreign languages, you can apply here
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