Finding work in Formentera

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Finding work in Formentera

The Balearic Islands, made up of Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera have always been one of the most popular tourist destinations. The latter is a very popular tourist destination, in fact there are really many who every year decide to plan their holiday on this small and enchanting island. In addition to the many vacationers there are also those who decide to live a work experience on the spot. We give you some tips to find work in Formentera.

To be able to work on the island of Formentera, however, you need an identification document, the so-called NIE, and the number of Social Security. Both documents can be obtained in Ibiza Ciudad, in the space of one morning. While if you intend to work in the catering sector, you will also need the carnet de manipuladores de alimentos, which is obtained from the Chamber of Commerce. To get more information about it, you can consult the following link in Spanish:

Obviously, since it is a place that lives mainly from tourism, it goes without saying that the most sought-after figures are linked to the world of tourism. In fact, the most requested tasks are in the restaurant, hotel and beach sectors.

Restaurants, hotels, bars, discos are the structures that require more manpower, especially with the arrival of the high season. However, job offers often also concern commercial professionals, such as secretaries, technicians and shop assistants.

There are several channels to find work in Formentera. One above all is the internet, in fact by consulting the web it is possible to come across numerous job offers. For example, on the Eures website (, as well as there are more than 400 job offers available, there is also the possibility of requesting advice from the Eures advisers. . Another possibility is offered by the Spanish employment centers which, through the Oficinas de Empleo, present throughout the territory, offer various free services: meeting between job applications and offers, professional guidance, training courses for insertion employment, support for the unemployed, support for entrepreneurial initiatives. Again, you can contact the Spanish temporary agencies, available on the website of the Ministerio del Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales. Finally, there is also the possibility of carrying out paid internships. But there are also websites in Spanish, such as

In Formentera there are no large industrial chains, so as already stated previously, the largest job offers are linked to tourism, in fact about 99% of the island's economy is based on this sector, the main source of income for the place. Therefore work in a hotel it may be a first alternative to follow. In order to be hired, however, requirements are required, such as previous experience, command of a foreign language, desire to work and willingness to sacrifice.

Another sector in which to find work in Formentera is that catering. Just think that most of the restaurants on the island. Here, the catering field it is vast and ranges from small bars to chiringuitos, passing through pubs and restaurants. The working standard foresees 40 hours per week, but the tourism sector has some peculiarities. In fact, often in high season the staff of hotels, restaurants and bars work 7 days a week for at least 7 hours a day and wages are usually low compared to the commitment required.

In the sector, the most sought-after figures are the following:

  • kitchen helpers
  • cooks
  • barman
  • dishwasher
  • waiters
  • dj
  • image workers
  • public relations officers

Another job opportunity is given by seasonal work on the beach. Here, in fact, there are beautiful and above all very popular beaches, which represent a good magnet for seasonal workers. Here, you can find work as a lifeguard or as a manager of the beaches or you can find work in the numerous bars and restaurants on the beaches themselves.

As for the stipendio unfortunately, since these are mainly seasonal jobs, most of these are paid without a real contract. In any case, it is good to know that the salaries are not very high and that we often work in the evening in the clubs.

One of the factors to consider when looking for a job is linked to the knowledge of Spanish and English, useful to be able to work without creating problems. In this regard, in the Balearic Islands the official language is Castilian, while the second language is Catalan.

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