Jobs in Barcelona

Finding jobs in Barcelona

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Looking for a job in Barcelona? Here are Expatica's tips to help you find a range of available jobs in Barcelona.

The economic crisis has had a huge impact on Spain and finding work in Spain has been difficult in recent years. However, Barcelona is one of the largest international cities in the world, so finding a job in Barcelona can be easier than in other parts of Spain.

Even if you don't know Spanish, you can usually find a job at a bar or a restaurant (waitressing, dishwashing, food delivery). If you have a good command of English, you can apply for a job in telesales, as an English teacher, or as an au pair. Do you have a good working knowledge of Spanish? Then the job opportunities in Barcelona may be quite diverse for you. Below you'll find several ways you can look for a job in Barcelona:

Recruitment agencies in Barcelona

Some agencies might ask you to do extra tests, depending on the job skills required. Finally, the agency will look for a suitable job that will match your interests. Click here to find a list of agencies located in Barcelona, but among the most well-known are,,,


Check out the two English magazines for Barcelona – The Metropolitan and Barcelona Connect. Barcelona Metropolitan is a free magazine that is published monthly where you can find job offers directed especially at expats. Barcelona Connect has online offers as well – Spanish newspapers like La Vanguarda (with a job section here) and El Pais (with a job section here) can also be very helpful.

Online searches for jobs in Spain

There are many Spanish websites that people find handy when looking for a job. Here are some employment websites: 

Direct contact

If you are interested in a particular company, do not hesitate to contact them, either by phone, e-mail or in person. With your CV, good qualifications and positive attitude, you might have a chance to find a job this way too.


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7 Comments To This Article

  • Kim posted:

    on 11th October 2016, 22:23:34 - Reply


    Can you recommend any Job in Spain for an HRM graduate?
    Current Job: Team leader of a Customer Service group (email base)?

    Thank you so much,

    [Moderator's note: You can also post questions on our Ask the Expert free service.]

  • shanawar posted:

    on 15th January 2016, 20:37:51 - Reply

    hola como estas

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  • Lisa posted:

    on 13th October 2015, 17:02:26 - Reply

    Hello Guys.

    I am Lisa. I am working in Barcelona in a really cool company based in city center.

    Recruiting for the following position:

    Sales - Must be fluent in German and know orthography. Other languages are a plus(Spanish,Italian) for work with inbound calls.

    Monday - Friday

    Good Salary, Commission, Incentives

    Contract: 25-39 hrs.

    10 positions available.

    No experience required.

    Please send cover letter and CV to:

    [Moderator's note: Please post job requests in our forums or classifieds]

  • Silvija posted:

    on 18th August 2015, 18:21:51 - Reply

    If you are looking for a job, join our Tech Startup Jobs Fair in Barcelona on 17th of September.
    Event page:
  • TodoEmpleo posted:

    on 28th July 2015, 14:20:20 - Reply

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  • Patricia posted:

    on 20th January 2015, 21:58:46 - Reply

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  • Cedric posted:

    on 12th October 2014, 10:28:57 - Reply

    Interesting article.
    For my part, I found the website very useful with the job alert system. We used it to find a temporarily job for a friend who leaves in Barcelona for a few months.