A solution to Spain’s unemployment crisis
Perhaps the Spanish could start emigrating to Cuba again, as they did in droves between 1902 and 1958 (over one million). After all, Raul's reforms offer everyone a wonderful chance to improve their lot in life. And so many of them are already familiar with the place, having visited as tourists...
'Our generation is a lost cause': Spain's youth struggle to chart a life amid economic crisis
By F. Brinley Bruton, Staff Writer, NBC News
MADRID, Spain - In a country where more than 55 percent of young people are unemployed, even an obsession with bolstering your resume is no guarantee of success.
Barbara Victoria Palomares-Romero, 22, is qualified to work in restaurants, nurseries and hotels. Since leaving high school, she’s trained as a secretary, air conditioning technician and funeral cosmetologist, which is her profession of choice.
“Even though I’m 22, my resume is two pages long. And that’s because I have done everything,” she said. “I have done everything and can’t find anything.”
Palomares-Romero, who has no income other than the 50 euros (about $66) a month her parents give her, had the bad luck of coming of age in a country – and continent – in crisis.
Once envied around the world for its high standard of living and booming economy, Spain is now suffering with a 26 percent overall unemployment rate – but the numbers skyrocket to more than double the national average when it comes to people under 25. Talk is rife of a lost generation unable to properly transition into adulthood.