Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city and in recent years has become one of the most popular destinations for expats from all over the world and many people moving to Barcellona looking for jobs.
Barcelona has a special appeal for Latinos and this is reflected in the fact that tens of thousands of Latinos live and work permanently in this city. But to live in Barcelona you have to look for a job. Let us start by saying that finding work in the fields of gastronomy and tourism is not difficult in Barcelona. So once you have learned Catalan you can aspire to improve your professional position.
Jobs in Barcelona
I would like to refer to the El Economista website which has a list of all Barcelona based companies with their contact details, websites etc. There are almost 70,000 companies, so it will take you a few weeks to see them all. Luckily, it’s possible to search by name if you already know the company you want to work for, or by job type to only see those that interest you.
This finally gives you the opportunity to contact the company without intermediaries. In addition, it is not uncommon to find on their website a section dedicated to job offers or the possibility to send your CV.
Barcelona is a very dynamic city with more than three million inhabitants. Thank you to its climate, the beauty of the city and its atmosphere, it is the most visited Spanish city by tourists and the most coveted by many foreigners.
For more job search help and more, you are sure to find the Catalonia Public Employment Service (SOC) which offers a wide range of information on:
- Professional guides: what to do when you do not have a job, how to register for an application, how to get on youth lists, etc.
- Vacancies, from the least qualified to the most qualified in the different sectors
- Training offers to improve your professional skills
- Access to work practices
- Job mobility
- How to start a business as a freelancer
- How to access grant applications
- You can also contact this office if you have a dispute with your employer and they can advise you on what to do and how to do it
Another resource to consider when looking for a job is Barcelona Activa, a very large municipal structure with resources and professionals available to anyone, free of charge, for information, advice, help in writing the CV, career advice, job offers, etc.
Tourism jobs in Barcelona
The easiest way to find work is in hospitality, as a waiter, where the demand is continuous (salary around €1,200, €1,300, plus tips and extras). Nine hours a day for 5 days a week, NIE and Spanish language required. Curriculum in your pocket, you can start from the Barceloneta district, the kingdom of nightlife, then you can also take a tour of the Born, Gracia, Gothic Quarter and Eixample districts and you will see that something comes up.
If you want to work in the hotel industry you can look at both international hotel chains and Spanish hotel chains as many chains have facilities in Barcelona. Also, I would like to point out some of the best hotels in town whose websites you can check all the job offers or otherwise send your CV.
- Ohla Barcelona, undoubtedly one of the best 5-star hotels in Barcelona
- Grand Hotel Central, more of a palace than a 5-star hotel
- Hotel Miramar, a restored 1920’s palace, with a unique location on the green hillside of the Montjuic Grand Hotel
- La Florida, probably the most exclusive luxury hotel in Barcelona
- Hotel Arts, a luxury hotel whose building is a symbol of the city
- Barcelona Golf, hotel in Barcelona within the golf course
I also show you this interesting report about the tourism sector in the city of Barcelona Tourism
For those who love marine life, I recommend the Barcelona Crew website, a Barcelona-based agency dedicated to recruiting and training crew and staff for luxury cruise ships and yachts.
Do you like Barcelona? Do you love your kitchen and good wine? Can you involve people, do you have a sense of humor? Then this job could be something for you. The Devour company is recruiting to join its team of food and wine guides – Minimum pay is €20/hour + tip. The company also offers training courses on local food, wine, history and culture. No previous knowledge as a guide is required. Just a lot of passion and a good knowledge of English and Spanish.
Jobs in call centers in Barcelona
Another option could be call centers. There are many in Barcelona where native English speakers or speaking another language (if you can) are required. In addition to searching for these vacancies online, you can contact the various companies directly. All major call center companies operating in Spain usually have offices in Barcelona. If there are no vacancies at the moment, I recommend that you send your CV so that you will be the first to call if a vacancy arises.
Here is a list of the main call centers in Barcelona.
- Comdata is present in 15 countries, with 75 operational centers around the world, in Spain there are centers in several Spanish cities and also in Barcelona,
- CPM is a multinational Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company. which, in addition to call center services, also offers promoter, hostess, merchandising, etc. services.
- Teleperformance has 223,000 employees with 350 contact centers in 76 countries around the world. In Spain, the head office is in Barcelona.
- Telus, an Austrian outsourcing company with an office also in Barcelona.
- Atento is a multinational company based in Luxembourg that offers
- Emergia, a Spanish outsourcing company with offices in several cities including Barcelona.
- Konecta is a Spanish global outsourcing company. The company has offices in the main Spanish cities and even in the Canary Islands
- PSS, Spanish outsourcing company with offices in several Spanish cities, including Barcelona
- Sales Land, a Spanish outsourcing company with offices in several Spanish cities including Barcelona
- Sell by tel, now Webhelp, German global outsourcing company. Its international branches include Barcelona
- Sitel, an American company that has more than 140 call centers in 27 countries around the world and is also present in Barcelona
- Unisono, an outsourcing company with bases in several countries including Spain and Barcelona
Other jobs in Barcelona
For those interested in working in the arts, I recommend this website, Art Connect, for arts jobs, internships, and collaborations.
Those who have experience in any of the following fields: plumbing, electricity, welding, air conditioning, gas, masonry and reforms could try to find employment with the Barnadata company, which operates in Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida. Applications to find work in Barcelona
Finally an application to find a job in Barcelona: Appjobs to do day or weekend jobs
- Delivery man
- Maid service
- Childcare / pet sitting
- Car rental
- Language teacher
- Home cooking
- Local tour guides
If you want to have all the information about how to work in Spain, I recommend you to read the article: Working in Spain