The examples they are multiple, Unfortunately. Job offers with very poor full-time salaries and multiple obligations. These are not isolated cases, and the best proof of this is the latest data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) in this regard: 30% of salaried Spaniards, nearly five million professionals, earn less than 1,336.6 euros per month in 12 payments. Which, after taxes and contributions, is less than a thousand euros per month.
A circumstance that many professionals are getting fed up with, since, according to a recent study carried out by the InfoJobs employment portal, the main reason why candidates in our country currently reject job offers is because of low wages. Eight out of ten applicants for a job discard it for this reason.
“Pay them more”. In Spain, at the moment, there is the circumstance that there is an unemployment rate of 13.65%, according to the latest data from the INEwhile 27% of the companies in our country state that they have difficulties finding workers, according to the Bank of Spain.
In some cases, these problems in finding labor stem from a lack of qualified professionals, such as in the technology sector, but in others, such as hospitality, agriculture or construction, the problem seems to lie in poor working conditions. , among which salary is the main stumbling block.
The problem had been looming for some time, but now the data confirms what was only intuited before: many professionals are not willing to work at any price. Joe Biden already said it when businessmen in the United States complained of difficulties in finding labor in the country: “Pay them more”. And in similar terms Yolanda Díaz, Minister of Labor, expressedbefore a similar complaint from Spanish companies.
multiple examples. The data, therefore, confirm that the multiple cases of abusive offers that have been published in different media in recent years are not exceptions. Like the hotelier who offered 800 euros per month for a day of more than 13 hours a day, and also departure. Another employer in the same sector offered 450 euros for nine and a half hours of daily work for nine days at the Seville Fair. And one more example: a family from Pozuelo de Alarcón, in Madrid, offered a job as a domestic worker with a salary of two euros per hour.
According to data from the Ministry of Social Securitythe hospitality sector currently has 73,000 fewer employees than in 2020, and the main reason is the difficulty in finding labor, largely due to the precariousness and temporary nature that accompanies these jobs.
Other reasons for rejection. In addition to low salaries, the Infojobs study indicates that the second reason why more Spaniards reject a job is to have a more interesting job offer (79%) and the third, personal reasons of various kinds (65%).
Lying on the resume. The report also analyzes the reasons that lead employers to reject candidates, and the main one is lying on the resume (82%), followed by inadequate communication with the company (75%) and receiving negative recommendations from bosses or colleagues from previous companies.
The physical appearance. A surprising fact from this study is that it ensures that physical appearance is still a compelling reason to hire a candidate in many companies, especially small ones. Thus, it points out that 32% of SMEs with between one and nine employees reject professionals, among other things, because of their appearance.
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