Work and business

Girl heading to Porta22 to look for a job

Barcelona Treball

Resources for job seeking and professional development.

Shock plan to combat unemployment

Barcelona Activa is to put a shock plan into operation to combat long-term unemployment via personalised training plans, courses and a consultant.

Collaborative economy

Barcelona Activa is launching a specialist and customised advice service to accompany and help people to get their social- and solidarity-economy projects off the ground.

A girl drawing with compass

Youth guarantee

Catalogue of activities and programmes aimed at young people aged 19 to 29, to help them to find a place in the labour market.

Business Support Office

Information about the Business Support Office (OAE), which advises local and international companies. Find out how to participate in the business growth programmes and the training and networking activities they organise.  

Training area dedicated to the Internet and digital learning

Cibernàrium Satellites

Digital-literacy programme at libraries to close the digital gap in Barcelona.

Business-Job

If you’re looking for work, register with Barcelona Activa’s Business-Job platform. You will receive work offers that meet your profile.

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Work 'coaching' for young people

If you are between 16 and 35 years of age and you need some help to define your professional project or to find a job, you can sign up for a coaching session at Barcelona Treball Joves, and an expert coach in career guidance will solve any questions that you may have.

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Support for women entrepreneurs

The School of Women Entrepreneurs supports your business project with training and guidance. 

People in a Làbora meeting at the Born Cultural Centre, Barcelona

Làbora Programme

The Làbora Programme is run by the City Council in collaboration with Barcelona's social organisations and business network and promotes employment for people at risk of exclusion.

 

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Itineraries to find a job

Barcelona Activa offers six recommended itineraries with specific aspects to meet the needs of users.

Business incubators

Barcelona Activa provides infrastructures and services for establishing newly created businesses, organisations and entrepreneurs.

"Working in the districts" activities programme

Working in the districts

Activities and advice programme for job-hunting in the city's various neighbourhoods and districts, part of a local economic development strategy.

 

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Looking for a job?

Are you looking for work? Do you need to prepare for an interview? Fancy improving your CV? The Barcelona Activa team are at your disposal for clearing up your work related queries.

Look for and identify the employment opportunities that best suit your profile and access job offers from the main job listing sites, updated in real time. Find information on the current situation in the main professional fields and on personalised employment promotion programmes.

Identify the different phases in a selection process and use the tools and resources available from Barcelona Treball to prepare for it and succeed.

Look up information on administrative procedures to do with unemployment benefits and subsidies through the Catalan Employment Service (SOC), which has a network of offices and self-service points. Also find out how to make an appointment and about the resources for people who have labour integration difficulties.

Are you young and looking for a job? Do you want to start a business? Learn about the advisory services that provide you with free support and guidance. You can also find information on studying or working abroad.

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Overview of the jobseekers' area at Barcelona Activa
Training class for unemployed people
Man entering the unemployment office while two young people look over documents
A young man beside a job board reading a job offer
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Do you want to start your own business?

Do you want to get your project going? Use the resources provided by Barcelona Activa and Catalunya Emprèn, which will allow you to learn about the programmes, activities and services available to enable you to make the leap from idea to company.

Ubica’t (find your place) enables users to conduct market research using data on economic activity and demographics. Based on the resulting report, you will be able to design a search that is tailor-made to your needs and obtain a customised document.

If you own a business that is less than five years old, or are an investor or operate a support programme for startup creation and growth, add yourself to the Barcelona Startup Map platform and generate synergies with other companies in your field.

The Barcelona Activa Mature Ideas Programme offers resources to entrepreneurs over the age of 45 for turning a business idea into an enterprise. It provides tools, among other things, for preparing an enterprise plan, as well as tutorials and advice for raising funds.

Public, private and mixed initiatives to promote growth, feasibility and the consolidation of cooperative and social economic projects such as alternative and strategic business models.

A man asking for advice on launching a project at Barcelona Activa
Tables for business and entrepreneur assistance
Two men sitting down in front of the Barcelona Entrepreneurship map
Two people standing and talking in an office
Exhibitors and visitors from a trade fair with social economic projects
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Lifelong training

Link up to this IT training and promotion programme whether you are a professional or a company. You will find Internet introductory activities and tools to develop your IT and professional skills.

Enter the Consortium website and find information about lifelong training activities in Catalonia. This will help you to adapt to the knowledge society, enable increase your professional skills and obtain training throughout your life.

Training area dedicated to the Internet and digital learning
Young participant at a training course in a new media class
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Do you own a business?

Visit the Business Support Office to obtain all information of interest to your business, receive guidance, complete formalities and take part in training programmes. You will also find information on programmes of assistance for recruiting long-term unemployed workers over 40 years of age.

Do you export? Do you want to internationalise your business? ACCIÓ, the Agency for Business Competitiveness, and Barcelona Activa provide the resources you need to drive your international activity at any of its stages.

Do your form part of Barcelona’s economic activity? Are you interested in creating jobs, promoting investment or attracting talent? Use the resources provided by Barcelona Business and find information about the opportunities that the city’s strategic sectors offer.

Various people making use of the Business Support Office
Good loading and unloading port at the Zona Franca
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Coòpolis

Barcelona cooperative cultural centre fostering and promoting the social and solidarity economy in the city. (CAT)

Cowocat

Non-profit association that brings together co-working spaces located in Catalonia. (CAT)

Xarxa Emprèn

Web of public/private organisations that offer information, advice, training and support to people that want to set up a company in Catalonia. (ES)

Femarec

Organisation that works to help the social and labour integration of people in risk of social exclusion. (ES)

Miniops

Practical online courses, open to everyone, and current topics related to the use of technologies. (CAT)

ARACOOP

Guidance programme for the creation, consolidation, growth and internationalisation of companies from the social economy. (ES)

Cv maker

Models diferents de plantilles per crear el teu currículum o adaptar-lo als nous temps. (ES)

Mi cv

Create your CV online and learn how to distribute it via the appropriate social networks. You can also do the same with your video CV. (ES)

Món cat

Support and information for working abroad. (ES)

Biz barcelona

Platform for the creation, financing and internationalization of businesses.

Sinèrgics

Municipal co-working facility for professionals committed to the Baró de Viver community. (CAT)

Club de Feina Poble Nou

Poblenou's residents have founded an association for helping fellow citizens with job-hunting. (ES)

No me paro

Discover the EU grants available for starting a business. (ES)

E-empresarias

Online professional advice for business owners. All the documentation you need, at your fingertips. (ES)

Fira barcelona

Barcelona trade fairs explained by participants.

Pimec

Useful information for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Cambra de comerç

Institution that promotes economic and business activity, and defends companies' interests. (ES)

Cambres de catalunya

Look up the chambers of commerce located in Catalonia. (CAT)

Foment del treball

Platform for the representation of business owners and entrepreneurs.

Eixos

Guidance on setting up a business by area.

Barcelonès Jove

Informacion on job offers, advice on employment, enterprising, labour rights, mobilitiy or training so that young people can access the labour market. (CAT)

Superyuppies

Guidance and advice for entrepreneurs. (ES)

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