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Almost 5 million jobless, but Spain faces skills shortage

Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 05:50

QUALIFICATION MISMATCH: People queueing outside a government-run job centre in Madrid. Spain's jobless rate is 20.4%. Most of the unemployed do not have the skills sought by modern companies.


SPANISH headhunter Ismael Pimentel just can't find the candidates. After a frustrating search for specialist consultants for a client, he's given up and is casting his net elsewhere.

"We were looking for people for two months," Mr Pimentel, a partner at Ackermann Beaumont

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