Welcome to the new Employment Channel. Re_energize

In keeping with our Re_ campaign, one of the goals of this
channel is to Re_energize. We want to energize students and
professionals to find out about, look into, and get involved with
the ACCIONA project, and turn us into a leading employer.

This new service will allow you to submit your CV and
participate in open selection processes, send offers to your
friends, as well as the possibility of following ACCIONA Empleo
(ACCIONA Employment) on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook, and receive
timely information about our new vacancies. This will facilitate
instant, two-way direct communication through your normal social
network.

We also want to promote interaction through this Human Resources
Blog, listening and responding to the interests and concerns of all
professionals interested in the company and the sectors in which we
participate.

The Employment Channel also offers you online self-assessment
tools, information about our participation in jobs forums,
employment advice, our selection process, etc.

Check out the section where several company employees came
together to film video testimonials, an experience that ACCIONA
Infrastructures UTE manager Hector Salvador described as,
“gratifying since it’ll convey to future colleagues the impression
that ACCIONA generates in you. And to encourage those who have the
ability to work and desire to improve themselves professionally
with a unique company.” 

The job market – Current situation and outlook

For the time being, the Spanish job market shows few signs of a
significant recovery in the short-term. Negative figures are
expected to continue, though the number of unemployed is levelling
out. According to Spain’s Employment Services, monthly unemployment
levels continue to reach record highs, and according to the EPA
(Active Population Poll) the unemployment rate now stands at more
than 18%.

2010 is expected to continue to be a difficult year in the job
market, though improvements and growth are expected for 2011.

ACCIONA is navigating the current international crisis
successfully, thanks to the Company’s solid financial position, our
diversified activity (in terms of sectors and geographical
location) and our excellent positioning as a sustainable company.
Even so, where jobs are concerned, some of our businesses have had
to make adjustments. Also, job creation and hiring have slowed
significantly compared to two years ago.

However, it should be noted that, thanks to our international
growth, we have opened a range of selection processes in several
countries where we operate, opening up excellent opportunities for
professionals who are looking to get on the first step of the
international career ladder or to move up further.

Find work on Twitter

Various social networks have sprung up in recent years, many of
which were on the fringe of the business world. Nevertheless, in
many cases, businesses have joined in, considering these to be
appropriate channels for establishing communication or sending
information to their target public, candidates, employees, clients,
etc.

We have created ACCIONA Empleo (ACCIONA Employment) on Twitter,
with the goal of facilitating employment with ACCIONA, current
information about vacancies at our different companies, to anyone
interested, with the possibility of viral circulation the Internet
offers. We have also deployed similar initiatives for Facebook
(widgets).

Do you use this type of channel to look for employment
opportunities? Do you prefer traditional methods? What do you think
job searching will be like in the future?

International mobility: a passionate challenge

We all know of large American, British or German multinational
companies. And, luckily, there are also large Spanish
multinationals, like nationally consolidated ACCIONA, which in
recent years has begun an ambitious process of international
expansion, which will be even greater in the coming years.

To make these goals attainable, we need professionals willing to
entertain future adventures.

Some say that the Spanish, unlike other Europeans, are not
inclined to begin an international level career. Do you believe
that’s true? And what would you prefer, a job close to home, or do
you like “adventure”?