Spain to grant more work visas to combat labour shortages

There are concerns that a lack of staff will impede Spain's ability to carry out EU-funded pandemic recovery programmes.

Spain to grant more work visas to combat labour shortages
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Spain's Social Security and Migration Minister said that the country aims to relax work permit regulations for foreigners in order to alleviate labor shortages in industries such as tourism and construction, which are threatening the country's economic recovery.

According to Jose Luis Escriva, the government aims to award more temporary visas to sectors that require labor.