Spain has been greatly affected by the economic crisis. Yet, the city of Madrid is still recognized as the major business centre of the country. The northern part of the town centre is where business activity is mainly situated, and the major trade fairs are held in the eastern part of Madrid.
If you are eager to start up your own business in Madrid, or develop your existing business further, the Chamber of Commerce in Madrid can provide you with useful information and advisory business services. Their website is www.camaramadrid.es, and the information is presented in both English and Spanish. You can also call them ifyou have any questions at + 34 91 538 35 00, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for a job in the Spanish capital, one of the best ways is to visit the most popular Spanish job engines: infojobs.net and infoempleo.com. Both websites offer you different listings and ways to narrow down your job search to match your particular interests. Although most of the listings are in Spanish, listings in English can also be found. Registration on the website is only necessary if you apply for a position.
If you are not comfortable looking for a job by yourself in Spain, you can use the help of an employment agency. Click here to find a list of employment agencies in Madrid.
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