Barcelona, the Balearic Islands and Madrid account for more than 64% of the total volume of tourism jobs in Spain.
A recent report by Turijobs revealed that during the first quarter of 2016 employment in the tourism sector recorded an increase in both supply and demand. The areas recording the highest number of job openings are Kitchen, Lobby and Reception.
The amount of new tourism jobs available in the tourism and hospitality sector for March 2016 showed an 8% increase over the same period last year. At the same time, the number of professional workers who have registered on Spanish websites looking for job opportunities grew by 44% in the first quarter of 2016. This increase in demand is reflected in the number of applications for job openings, which rose by 33%.
Work areas with the highest number of tourism jobs on offer are Kitchen (18.09% of the total), Lobby (15.55%), Reception (13.26%) Travel Agency (7.54%), Business Centre (6.50%) and Customer Service (5.79%).
Meanwhile, the areas with the highest demand by workers registered on the websites during the first quarter of 2016 are Customer Service (10.99%), Reception (10.09%), Airport (6.37%) and Kitchen (6.10%).
The increase in new tourism jobs registered in the first quarter of 2016 does not affect all geographical areas alike. Barcelona (30.69%), Balearic Islands (19.41%) and Madrid (14.21%) are ahead in tourism labor supply, generating 64% of the openings on the websites. They are followed by Alicante, Málaga, Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with 5.71%, 5.05%, 4.39% and 4.25% of the new tourism jobs recorded last quarter.