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Job insecurities mar Spain's labour rebound

A board announcing the number of jobs created in the last two years at a political rally of the People's Party in Madrid. The government says that 600,000 jobs will be created this year, the biggest annual employment jump since 2005.


ERIC Martin, a freelance property agent, also drives trucks and sometimes moonlights as a football referee. After more than 10 years of odd jobs, he has still not landed the one thing he really wants - a permanent contract, in any position.

The 31-year-old Spaniard, who has