Casting and Filming Opportunities in Tenerife

Casting and Filming Opportunities in Tenerife

Updated 11 January: Perhaps the same international series as mentioned yesterday, but this time Casting Canaries isn’t just seeking infants for filming in March, but girls and boys between 10 and 14 years of age. Parents should send an email toinfo@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, contact phone number, island of residence (can be Tenerife or Gran Canaria), date of birth, height and build, and level of English. Children preselected will be called for a precasting in person on 22 and 23 January (Tenerife).

Updated 10 January 2019: Casting Canarias is seeking to cast an infant for an international series. The child should be between three and nine months old, and be available for filming in March. Parents interested should send photos and the fulll names, contact phone number, island where they live, date of birth of the child and its height and build to info@castingcanarias.com. Parents of the children selected will be contacted by email to attend a casting in Santa Cruz on 22 and 23 January.

Updated 11 December 2018: Casting director Camilla Isola (IMDb HERE) is seeking a 17-19-year-old boy to play a part on an international film. Filming will take around 3-5 days in Tenerife, with dates to be confirmed, but the successful applicant must be able to speak English. Anyone who would like to apply (the part is a paid acting role) should send a photograph to isolacamilla@gmx.com: they will then be sent instructions on how to record a self-tape for consideration.

Below are previous casting calls – please check dates in the posts because the deadlines have probably passed.

Updated 8 November: Casting Canarias are seeking waitresses who know how to carry trays and platters like professional waiting staff. Applicants should be between 18 and 30, and should send an email urgently to eugenia@castingcanarias.com: the email should include a photo, full name, date of birth, phone number and contact email address, as well as shirt, trousers and shoe sizes.

Updated 26 October: Casting Canarias are seeking Latin-looking barmen and waiters (that is bar”men” not bar-“persons”) between 25 and 40 years of age to take part in shooting an international film. Those interested should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com before this coming Monday 29 October: the email should include photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, height and build/size.

Updated 25 September: This is a busy time for filming in the Canaries, including two international movies. And in addition to the calls put out yesterday for black children, English-speaking girls, Latin-looking youngsters between 2 and 16, Casting Canarias are also today looking for teenagers between 14 and 18: being legal minors, again parents must apply for them, and should also apply before midday this Thursday 27 September by sending an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are seeking black children between 5 and 10 years of age as extras in an international film being shot in Tenerife.  Parents should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are seeking English-speaking girls between 4 and 6 years of age to be cast as extras in an international film being shot in Tenerife. Parents should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are looking for youngsters between the ages of 2 and 16 and who have “latin features” for an international film being shot in Tenerife. Anyone who looks particularly Mexican will be advantaged. Since the casting is for minors, applicants’ parents will have to apply for them, and should send details (photos, full name, date of birth, height and build, contact phone numberI) to info@castingcanarias.com. Those pre-selected will be contacted by email to attend a casting in person in Santa Cruz on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 13 September: Casting Canarias has issued an urgent call for a woman who knows how to do yoga for an advert to be filmed between 25 and 29 September. Must be 25 to 35 years old. Anyone interested should send photos, name and phone number to eugenia@castingcanarias.com by 5pm tomorrow, Friday 14 September.

Updated 6 June: Casting Canarias is looking for women between 25 and 30 years of age and between Spanish sizes 40 and 48 for a publicity campaign filming on 13 and 14 June. Applicants should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com today, Wednesday 6 June, including photos, full name, contact phone number, date of birth, height and size.

Updated 3 May: Casting Canarias is looking for black and mixed-race men and women between 18 and 40 years of age, and women of any colour between 18 and 35 years of age and from 1.68m to 1.72m tall, for an international publicity campaign. Applicants must be available between 16 and 19 May. Anyone interested should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com before midday tomorrow Friday 4 May, and include photos, full name, contact phone number, height and size.

Updated 27 February: Casting Canarias is looking for grey-haired men between 50 and 70 for an advertising slot to be filmed between 5 and 8 March. Applicants should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com by 8pm tomorrow, 28 February, with subject matter “CANOSO”. The email should include photos, full name, and a contact phone number.

Updated 23 February: Arona Ayuntamiento is holding a casting for the first Tenerife Fashion Weekend on 18 May. Auditions are being held today at 4pm in the agency Olé Group at calle Suárez Guerra 40 (6º izquierda) in Santa Cruz (between Plaza Weyler and Plaza del Principe).

Updated 17 February (3): Casting Canarias is looking for women who do yoga, or at least who can pose upside down easily, for a publicity spot between 1 and 6 March. Anyone interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with YOGA as the subject matter. The email should include photos, a demo video, full name and contact phone number.

Updated 17 February (2): Casting Canarias is looking for young men who look like urban skaters for an advertising filming between 1 and 6 March. I don’t know what they envisage but the image they provide is on the left (click to enlarge). They say applicants should not be heavily tattoeed, and should be between 25 and 28 years of age. Those interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with SKATE as the subject matter. The email should include photos, full name and contact phone number.

Updated 17 February: Casting Canarias is looking for (specifically) medium sized dogs for an advertising filming on 3 and 4 March. Small and large dogs need not apply! Anyone interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject PERRO: the email should include photos of the dog, name of owner, and a contact phone number.

Updated 8 January 2018: Casting Canarias is looking for contemporary and ballet dancers between 18 and 30 for an advertising filming in Tenerife between 14 and 16 January. Those who fit the criteria should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “Bailarina”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

The company is also seeking women who are acrobatic and/or jugglers for another advertising slot filming at the same time. Applicants should be between 20 and 40 years of age, and should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “Acróbatas”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

Finally, Casting Canarias is seeking slim women aged between 40 and 50 to film an advertising slot. Again it will take place between 14 and 16 January, and applicants should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “mujeres delgadas”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

Updated 19 May 2017: Casting Canarias is looking for female runners between 18 and 35 with athletic bodies for a publicity campaign being organized by an international sports brand. The casting is being called in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma, and those interested should send face and whole body photos plus contact phone numbers and the island in which they reside to running@castingcanarias.com. Those who are pre-selected will be called to an audition next week, between 22 and 24 May.

Updated 23 February: Jet2holidays are looking for various extras for a new advert due to be filmed in Tenerife next month. The companies says that they will need various background extras (possibly 20) and three slim girls between 25 and 35 years old to be Jet2 reps. They will provide the uniforms, and although the rep parts are not speaking roles they involve slightly more work than the normal background extras.

Filming will take place between 6 and 15 March, and will involve ten-hour days with an hour lunch break, and the majority of it will be in Playa Paraiso near the Hard Rock Hotel. Anyone interested, please don’t contact me! Get in touch with Sally, Chief Productions, email fuertefacilitator@hotmail.com, and include a photo with your email.

Original post 6 February 2017: After posting individual castings separately, I will now be gathering them into one post.

Casting Canarias is looking for elderly residents, over 65, who can play grandparents in a national spot being filmed here this month. Anyone interested should send photos and contact details by email as soon as possible to info@castingcanarias.com. Those selected will be called to assist an actual audition in the next few days

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Unemployment Down

Unemployment Down

Updated 3 January 2019: After a couple of months with numbers rising, December’s figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a fall of 2,960 in those out of work, a drop of 1.41%. The New Year therefore saw 207,015 Canarians saying goodbye to 2018 without a job, according to today’s figures for December released by the Ministerio de Empleo, a fall in the numbers out of work throughout the year of 9,072, down 4.20%. Of those, around half are long-term unemployed who are without any resources whatsoever.

Updated 4 December 2018: Last month’s unemployment figures released today by the Department of Employment show a further rise of 1,874, up 0.90%. Interannually, however, the figures are still below last November’s, down by 9,723 (-4.43%). There are now 209,975 people out of work in the Canary Islands.

Updated 5 November: Unemployment in the Canaries rose in October by 2,671, a rise of 1.3%, today’s figures released by the Employment Ministry show, though compared with October 2017 numbers out of work fell by 13,693, a drop of 6.17%. There are now 208,101 unemployed in these islands.

Updated 2 October: The latest unemployment figures released today for September by the Department of Employment show a fall of 1,587 in the numbers of those out of work (-0.77%) compared with August. In comparison with September 2017, the drop is 15,576 (-7.05%), and there are now 205,430 people registered out of work in the Canary Islands. The month’s figures for our region beat the national trend, where unemployment rose throughout Spain by 20,441 (0.6%) to 3,202,509.

Updated 4 September: As so often at the end of a summer, unemployment figures rise, but August’s figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show the first rise for nine months. The rise is small, thankfully, increasing by just 270, up 0.13% on July, leaving 207,017 out of work in the Canaries, and the year-by-year figures continue to show a drop, with 10,028 fewer out of work in July 2018 than in the same month in 2017, a fall of 4.62%.

Updated 2 August: July’s unemployment figures for the Canaries released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a continued fall, and however small, it’s down again by 1,847 (-0.89%). Interannually, the drop is 11,148 (-5.12%) compared with July 2017. There are now 206,747 people out of work in these islands.

Updated 3 July: Today’s unemployment figures for June show a further fall of 3,817 (-1.85%). Interannually, numbers out of work have fallen 11,485 (-5.22%) from June 2017. There are now 208,594 out of work in these islands. Nationally, unemployment in Spain fell again, down 89,968 last month (-2.8%), leaving 3,162,162 out of work, the lowest national level since 2009.

Updated 4 June: May’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a further fall since April of 730 (-0.34%) in the number out of work in the Canaries. Interannually, unemployment has fallen by 10,338 (-4.64%) since May 2017, leaving 212,411 out of work throughout the islands. Nationally, unemployment in the last month of a PP (conservative) Government was at its lowest for ten years in May, with 3,252,130 out of work in Spain as a whole, down from 5,040,222 at its peak in February 2013.

Updated 4 May: And it’s down again, a drop of 627 (-0.29%) in April’s unemployment figures in the Canaries compared with March. Interannually, it is down 12,561 (-5.57%) compared with April 2017.  The good figures still leaves 213,141 out of work in these islands.

Updated 3 April: Today’s unemployment figures for March show a further fall in the Canaries, down 1,314 from February (-0.61%). The drop is more pronounced in the eastern province of Las Palmas with 821 fewer out of work compared with 493 in Santa Cruz province. Interannually, too, figures are down, with a drop of 17,011 (-7.37%) in those out of work compared with March 2017. There are now 213,768 unemployed in the Canaries.

To put some meat on that 213,768, however, and the fact that it has long been reported that after a decade of “crisis” more than half the long-term unemployed are without any financial means whatsoever, the Government has calculated that 40,479 families in these islands ended 2017 with no income. This is over 8,000 more than were assessed as having no means in 2008 when the crisis really can be said to have started to hit hard. The only slight consolation might be that at peak crisis in 2014, households with no income were numbered at 50.130 so as Spain recovers slowly the situation has improved somewhat, albeit to a figure that still has the capacity to horrify.

Updated 2 March: Unemployment figures released today show a drop, welcome though still very small, of 619 (-0.29%) in February. Interannually, the fall is 14,818 (-6.45%) compared with February 2017. There are now 215,082 out of work in these islands.

Updated 2 February: There was virtually no change in the unemployment situation in January, today’s figures from the Ministerio de Empleo show, with numbers out of work falling by just 386 (-0.18%) from December 2017. All of these were in Tenerife province, where the drop was actually 464, balanced out by an increase of 78 in Las Palmas. Interannually, unemployment in the Canaries compared with January 2017 fell by 16,073 (-6.93%), leaving 215,701 out of work.

Updated 3 January 2018: The number out of work fell in December by 3,611 (-1.64%), compared with November, and down 13,146 (-5.7%) compared with December 2016. Canarian unemployment therefore ended 2017 with 216,087 out of work, the latest figures from the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show.

Updated 4 December 2017: November’s figures, released today, show a drop of 2,096, -0.95%, after a couple of months in which it rose following the end of summer jobs. Figures were down compared with November 2016 too, with an interannual fall of 15,076, -6.42%. There are now 219,698 out of work in the Canaries.

Updated 3 November: The latest unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show that unemployment rose for the second consecutive month as the loss of summer jobs continues to be felt. Numbers out of work in October were up by 788 throughout the islands, a rise of 0.36% compared to September, though interannually the figures are still lower, down 11,080 (-4.76%) compared with October 2016. There are now 221,794 out of work in the Canaries.

Updated 3 October: September’s unemployment in the Canaries rose by 3,961, figures released today show, an increase of 1.82% compared with August. Interannually, however, the figures are down on September last year, a fall of 9,895, -4.29%. There are now 221,006 unemployed in these islands.

Updated 4 September: The latest unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a further fall in the Canaries in August. The month on month drop, of 850, -0.39%, leaves 217,045 out of work in the Canaries. Compared with August 2016, the drop is 13,140, – 5,71%. The drop bucks a national trend where, in Spain as a whole, unemployment rose last month after reductions for several consecutive months: there are now 3,382,324 registered unemployed nationally. Naturally the Canaries will be benefiting from seasonal jobs, with a dip being expected as the summer comes to an end.

Updated 2 August: July’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo fell again, with 2,184 fewer out of work than in June, a drop of 0.99%. There are now 217,895 registered unemployed in these islands, more than half of whom are in receipt of no welfare assistance whatsoever. Compared with July 2016, the figures are down 14,174, a drop of 6.11%. Nationally, unemployment fell a further 26,887 leaving 3,335,924 out of work throughout Spain.

Updated 4 July: June showed a further monthy fall in unemployment in the Canaries of 2,670, a drop of -1.20% bringing the number down to 220,079. Compared with June 2016, the drop is 7.09%, down 16,797. Within the Canaries, the figures for Santa Cruz de Tenerife province (Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro) are somewhat better than Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote), and Tenerife President Carlos Alonso expressed his satisfaction at Tenerife’s figures.

The president released the following chart for this island specifically, and said that Tenerife was a leader in growth and creation of employment, as shown by initiatives like Barrios por empleo, something that was one of the major points of interest during the King and Queen of Spain’s visit to Tenerife in April. None the less, there are still 167,293 people unemployed in this island alone, more than half of whom are in receipt of no state help whatsoever, though the indications are generally more positive with a drop of almost 30,000 in four years in the numbers out of work.

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Spain’s minimum wage announcements

Spain’s minimum wage announcements

Updated 21 December 2018: The minimum wage for 2019 will increase from 2018 to €12,600 per annum/€900 monthly as computed over 14 payments, the Government has announced. This is considerably more than the amount intended by the previous ruling conservatives, comprising an increase by the Socialist PSOE Government of 22% as opposed to the 6% planned by the Partido Popular. The rise will be effective, as each year, from 1 January.

Updated 20 December 2017: The minimum wage for 2018 will reflect a 4% increase from 2017 to €10,300 per annum/€735 monthly as computed over 14 payments. The Government is expected to increase the rise again over the following two years, rising 6% in 2019 and 10% in 2020 when the minimum (14 payment) monthly salary will be €860. There is more information HERE on how the minimum wage works out for a daily rate, etc.

Updated 10 December 2016: The Government has approved a rise of 8% in the minimum wage for 2017, which will therefore increase from the current €655.20 per month to €707.60. The news, which was announced last week, took some by surprise given the absolutely minimal increases or even freezes of the last few years. Even so, the new minimum wage has been denounced as insufficient by unions, some of whom had been arguing for a rise to €800 a month. The new rates as now confirmed will come into force on 1 January and will require employers to pay no less than €707.6 a month for 14 payments a year (two double payments), meaning a minimum annual salary of €9.906.40 for full-time employees. There are different calculations for those in part-time, temporary or home work: click on the link above for details.

Updated 29 December 2015: The Government has approved a rise of 1% in the minimum wage for 2016, which will increase from €648.60 to €655.20, representing an annual wage of €9,172.80 (link). For homeworkers or those paid by hourly rate, the minimum wage will be €5.13 per hour. Temporary or seasonal workers who are contracted for less than 120 days will have a minimum wage of €31.03 per day. Unions have criticized the increase on the grounds that it provides workers with only €7 more a month, which they say goes nowhere near covering rising costs, but this is the nevertheless the biggest increase for some time: last year’s rise was just haf a percent, and in 2014 the minimum wage was frozen at 2013’s level.

Updated 26 December 2014: The Spanish Government is to raise the minimum wage in 2015 by half a percent, equivalent to an increase of €3.30 a month. This takes the minimum wage from €645.30 to €648.60 a month, assuming the traditional 2 extra monthly payments, and so an annual wage of €9,080.40, as opposed to the €9,034.20 it has been for the past two years  The government recognized that the rise is “modest”, but said that it was an improvement on last year when the amount was frozen, and that it was now at the rate of inflation or better.

Updated 26 December 2013: The Spanish Government is to freeze the minimum wage in 2014 at 2013’s rates, which will mean €645.30 monthly, an equivalent of €21.51 per day, and equating to €9,034.20 p.a. This assumes the tradition of 14 monthly payments, equating to an actual monthly wage of €752.85. For homeworkers or those paid by hourly rate, the minimum wage will be €5.05 per hour. Temporary workers will have a minimum wage of €30.57.

This is the second year that this Government has frozen the minimum wage – they did the same in 2012 just after coming into power. Unions are expected to object to the proposals on the grounds that the measure is an effective reduction in workers’ pay, but they have been given virtually no time to submit their complaints: the measure is expected to be approved tomorrow morning in Cabinet.

Updated 9 January 2013: The minimum wage for 2013, as published in the Real Decreto 1717/2012 of 28 December 2012, has increased 0.6% from 2012. The new monthly minimum wage is €645.30, an equivalent of €21.51 per day, and equating to €9,034.20 p.a. For homeworkers or those paid by hourly rate, the minimum wage is €5.05 per hour. Temporary workers will have a minimum wage of €30.57.

As Mark Fradley says in the comments below, “if one was receiving €645.30 p.m they would get 14 monthly payments, a summer and winter extra wage thus spread out over the year the minimum take home monthly wages are €752.85 which equates to the minimum annual wages of €9,034.20 its an extra €107.55 p.m”.

Updated 28 December 2011: The new conservative Government led by Mariano Rajoy has frozen the minimum wage for 2012. It will remain at 2011’s rate of €641 per month despite requests from Unions to raise it in line with inflation. The freeze on minimum pay rates will be approved by the Cabinet on Friday.

Original post 30 December 2010: Spanish PM José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has announced that the minimum wage will rise by 1.3% for 2011, to €641 a month. In 2010, it was set at €633.30. ZP said that the rise shows the govermnent’s understanding of the difficulties workers face in the present economic climate, and the effort the Government was making to help them, regardless of how difficult it was to raise the minimum wage for the coming year.

The minimum wage has risen some 37% since 2004, increasing from €460.50 a month to the €641 now approved for 2011. The new rate equates to €8,979.60 per annum, an equivalent of €21.38 per working day. For casual or temporary staff, defined as those who work less than 120 days for the same business, the minimum wage is €30.39 per working day, the higher daily rate being some compensation for the lack of long-term contracted employment. LO

 

source https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/spain-minimum-wage-annual-announcement.html

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Latest jobs available: Golf del Sur Hotel seeks receptionist

Latest jobs available: Golf del Sur Hotel seeks receptionist

**Please don’t contact me about the following adverts, nor about finding work generally because I’m afraid I can’t help. Please also note that every advert presupposes ability to speak fluent Spanish.**

Golf Plaza Resorts is seeking a receptionist for the Muthu Golf Plaza Hotel in the Golf del Sur. The successful applicant will have a couple of years’ experience and good English. Apply through Ashotel HERE.

Expired adverts deleted. 

source https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/latest-jobs-available.html

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Casting and filming opportunities in Tenerife

Casting and filming opportunities in Tenerife

Updated 11 December: Casting director Camilla Isola (IMDb HERE) is seeking a 17-19-year-old boy to play a part on an international film. Filming will take around 3-5 days in Tenerife, with dates to be confirmed, but the successful applicant must be able to speak English. Anyone who would like to apply (the part is a paid acting role) should send a photograph to isolacamilla@gmx.com: they will then be sent instructions on how to record a self-tape for consideration.

Below are previous casting calls – please check dates in the posts because the deadlines have probably passed.

Updated 8 November: Casting Canarias are seeking waitresses who know how to carry trays and platters like professional waiting staff. Applicants should be between 18 and 30, and should send an email urgently to eugenia@castingcanarias.com: the email should include a photo, full name, date of birth, phone number and contact email address, as well as shirt, trousers and shoe sizes.

Updated 26 October: Casting Canarias are seeking Latin-looking barmen and waiters (that is bar”men” not bar-“persons”) between 25 and 40 years of age to take part in shooting an international film. Those interested should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com before this coming Monday 29 October: the email should include photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, height and build/size.

Updated 25 September: This is a busy time for filming in the Canaries, including two international movies. And in addition to the calls put out yesterday for black children, English-speaking girls, Latin-looking youngsters between 2 and 16, Casting Canarias are also today looking for teenagers between 14 and 18: being legal minors, again parents must apply for them, and should also apply before midday this Thursday 27 September by sending an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are seeking black children between 5 and 10 years of age as extras in an international film being shot in Tenerife.  Parents should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are seeking English-speaking girls between 4 and 6 years of age to be cast as extras in an international film being shot in Tenerife. Parents should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with photos, full name, phone number, date of birth, and height and build. Those pre-selected will be called for a casting in person on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 24 September: Casting Canarias are looking for youngsters between the ages of 2 and 16 and who have “latin features” for an international film being shot in Tenerife. Anyone who looks particularly Mexican will be advantaged. Since the casting is for minors, applicants’ parents will have to apply for them, and should send details (photos, full name, date of birth, height and build, contact phone numberI) to info@castingcanarias.com. Those pre-selected will be contacted by email to attend a casting in person in Santa Cruz on 28 and 29 September.

Updated 13 September: Casting Canarias has issued an urgent call for a woman who knows how to do yoga for an advert to be filmed between 25 and 29 September. Must be 25 to 35 years old. Anyone interested should send photos, name and phone number to eugenia@castingcanarias.com by 5pm tomorrow, Friday 14 September.

Updated 6 June: Casting Canarias is looking for women between 25 and 30 years of age and between Spanish sizes 40 and 48 for a publicity campaign filming on 13 and 14 June. Applicants should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com today, Wednesday 6 June, including photos, full name, contact phone number, date of birth, height and size.

Updated 3 May: Casting Canarias is looking for black and mixed-race men and women between 18 and 40 years of age, and women of any colour between 18 and 35 years of age and from 1.68m to 1.72m tall, for an international publicity campaign. Applicants must be available between 16 and 19 May. Anyone interested should send an email to eugenia@castingcanarias.com before midday tomorrow Friday 4 May, and include photos, full name, contact phone number, height and size.

Updated 27 February: Casting Canarias is looking for grey-haired men between 50 and 70 for an advertising slot to be filmed between 5 and 8 March. Applicants should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com by 8pm tomorrow, 28 February, with subject matter “CANOSO”. The email should include photos, full name, and a contact phone number.

Updated 23 February: Arona Ayuntamiento is holding a casting for the first Tenerife Fashion Weekend on 18 May. Auditions are being held today at 4pm in the agency Olé Group at calle Suárez Guerra 40 (6º izquierda) in Santa Cruz (between Plaza Weyler and Plaza del Principe).

Updated 17 February (3): Casting Canarias is looking for women who do yoga, or at least who can pose upside down easily, for a publicity spot between 1 and 6 March. Anyone interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with YOGA as the subject matter. The email should include photos, a demo video, full name and contact phone number.

Updated 17 February (2): Casting Canarias is looking for young men who look like urban skaters for an advertising filming between 1 and 6 March. I don’t know what they envisage but the image they provide is on the left (click to enlarge). They say applicants should not be heavily tattoeed, and should be between 25 and 28 years of age. Those interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with SKATE as the subject matter. The email should include photos, full name and contact phone number.

Updated 17 February: Casting Canarias is looking for (specifically) medium sized dogs for an advertising filming on 3 and 4 March. Small and large dogs need not apply! Anyone interested should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject PERRO: the email should include photos of the dog, name of owner, and a contact phone number.

Updated 8 January 2018: Casting Canarias is looking for contemporary and ballet dancers between 18 and 30 for an advertising filming in Tenerife between 14 and 16 January. Those who fit the criteria should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “Bailarina”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

The company is also seeking women who are acrobatic and/or jugglers for another advertising slot filming at the same time. Applicants should be between 20 and 40 years of age, and should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “Acróbatas”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

Finally, Casting Canarias is seeking slim women aged between 40 and 50 to film an advertising slot. Again it will take place between 14 and 16 January, and applicants should send an email to info@castingcanarias.com with the subject “mujeres delgadas”, and include in the email photos, complete name and a contact number.

Updated 19 May 2017: Casting Canarias is looking for female runners between 18 and 35 with athletic bodies for a publicity campaign being organized by an international sports brand. The casting is being called in Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma, and those interested should send face and whole body photos plus contact phone numbers and the island in which they reside to running@castingcanarias.com. Those who are pre-selected will be called to an audition next week, between 22 and 24 May.

Updated 23 February: Jet2holidays are looking for various extras for a new advert due to be filmed in Tenerife next month. The companies says that they will need various background extras (possibly 20) and three slim girls between 25 and 35 years old to be Jet2 reps. They will provide the uniforms, and although the rep parts are not speaking roles they involve slightly more work than the normal background extras.

Filming will take place between 6 and 15 March, and will involve ten-hour days with an hour lunch break, and the majority of it will be in Playa Paraiso near the Hard Rock Hotel. Anyone interested, please don’t contact me! Get in touch with Sally, Chief Productions, email fuertefacilitator@hotmail.com, and include a photo with your email.

Original post 6 February 2017: After posting individual castings separately, I will now be gathering them into one post.

Casting Canarias is looking for elderly residents, over 65, who can play grandparents in a national spot being filmed here this month. Anyone interested should send photos and contact details by email as soon as possible to info@castingcanarias.com. Those selected will be called to assist an actual audition in the next few days

source https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/casting-and-filming-opportunities-in-tenerife.html

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Unemployment figures: out of work figures in the Canaries rose last month but are still better than a year ago

Unemployment figures: out of work figures in the Canaries rose last month but are still better than a year ago

Updated 4 December: Last month’s unemployment figures released today by the Department of Employment show a further rise of 1,874, up 0.90%. Interannually, however, the figures are still below last November’s, down by 9,723 (-4.43%). There are now 209,975 people out of work in the Canary Islands.

Updated 5 November: Unemployment in the Canaries rose in October by 2,671, a rise of 1.3%, today’s figures released by the Employment Ministry show, though compared with October 2017 numbers out of work fell by 13,693, a drop of 6.17%. There are now 208,101 unemployed in these islands.

Updated 2 October: The latest unemployment figures released today for September by the Department of Employment show a fall of 1,587 in the numbers of those out of work (-0.77%) compared with August. In comparison with September 2017, the drop is 15,576 (-7.05%), and there are now 205,430 people registered out of work in the Canary Islands. The month’s figures for our region beat the national trend, where unemployment rose throughout Spain by 20,441 (0.6%) to 3,202,509.

Updated 4 September: As so often at the end of a summer, unemployment figures rise, but August’s figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show the first rise for nine months. The rise is small, thankfully, increasing by just 270, up 0.13% on July, leaving 207,017 out of work in the Canaries, and the year-by-year figures continue to show a drop, with 10,028 fewer out of work in July 2018 than in the same month in 2017, a fall of 4.62%.

Updated 2 August: July’s unemployment figures for the Canaries released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a continued fall, and however small, it’s down again by 1,847 (-0.89%). Interannually, the drop is 11,148 (-5.12%) compared with July 2017. There are now 206,747 people out of work in these islands.

Updated 3 July: Today’s unemployment figures for June show a further fall of 3,817 (-1.85%). Interannually, numbers out of work have fallen 11,485 (-5.22%) from June 2017. There are now 208,594 out of work in these islands. Nationally, unemployment in Spain fell again, down 89,968 last month (-2.8%), leaving 3,162,162 out of work, the lowest national level since 2009.

Updated 4 June: May’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a further fall since April of 730 (-0.34%) in the number out of work in the Canaries. Interannually, unemployment has fallen by 10,338 (-4.64%) since May 2017, leaving 212,411 out of work throughout the islands. Nationally, unemployment in the last month of a PP (conservative) Government was at its lowest for ten years in May, with 3,252,130 out of work in Spain as a whole, down from 5,040,222 at its peak in February 2013.

Updated 4 May: And it’s down again, a drop of 627 (-0.29%) in April’s unemployment figures in the Canaries compared with March. Interannually, it is down 12,561 (-5.57%) compared with April 2017.  The good figures still leaves 213,141 out of work in these islands.

Updated 3 April: Today’s unemployment figures for March show a further fall in the Canaries, down 1,314 from February (-0.61%). The drop is more pronounced in the eastern province of Las Palmas with 821 fewer out of work compared with 493 in Santa Cruz province. Interannually, too, figures are down, with a drop of 17,011 (-7.37%) in those out of work compared with March 2017. There are now 213,768 unemployed in the Canaries.

To put some meat on that 213,768, however, and the fact that it has long been reported that after a decade of “crisis” more than half the long-term unemployed are without any financial means whatsoever, the Government has calculated that 40,479 families in these islands ended 2017 with no income. This is over 8,000 more than were assessed as having no means in 2008 when the crisis really can be said to have started to hit hard. The only slight consolation might be that at peak crisis in 2014, households with no income were numbered at 50.130 so as Spain recovers slowly the situation has improved somewhat, albeit to a figure that still has the capacity to horrify.

Updated 2 March: Unemployment figures released today show a drop, welcome though still very small, of 619 (-0.29%) in February. Interannually, the fall is 14,818 (-6.45%) compared with February 2017. There are now 215,082 out of work in these islands.

Updated 2 February: There was virtually no change in the unemployment situation in January, today’s figures from the Ministerio de Empleo show, with numbers out of work falling by just 386 (-0.18%) from December 2017. All of these were in Tenerife province, where the drop was actually 464, balanced out by an increase of 78 in Las Palmas. Interannually, unemployment in the Canaries compared with January 2017 fell by 16,073 (-6.93%), leaving 215,701 out of work.

Updated 3 January 2018: The number out of work fell in December by 3,611 (-1.64%), compared with November, and down 13,146 (-5.7%) compared with December 2016. Canarian unemployment therefore ended 2017 with 216,087 out of work, the latest figures from the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show.

Updated 4 December 2017: November’s figures, released today, show a drop of 2,096, -0.95%, after a couple of months in which it rose following the end of summer jobs. Figures were down compared with November 2016 too, with an interannual fall of 15,076, -6.42%. There are now 219,698 out of work in the Canaries.

Updated 3 November: The latest unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show that unemployment rose for the second consecutive month as the loss of summer jobs continues to be felt. Numbers out of work in October were up by 788 throughout the islands, a rise of 0.36% compared to September, though interannually the figures are still lower, down 11,080 (-4.76%) compared with October 2016. There are now 221,794 out of work in the Canaries.

Updated 3 October: September’s unemployment in the Canaries rose by 3,961, figures released today show, an increase of 1.82% compared with August. Interannually, however, the figures are down on September last year, a fall of 9,895, -4.29%. There are now 221,006 unemployed in these islands.

Updated 4 September: The latest unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a further fall in the Canaries in August. The month on month drop, of 850, -0.39%, leaves 217,045 out of work in the Canaries. Compared with August 2016, the drop is 13,140, – 5,71%. The drop bucks a national trend where, in Spain as a whole, unemployment rose last month after reductions for several consecutive months: there are now 3,382,324 registered unemployed nationally. Naturally the Canaries will be benefiting from seasonal jobs, with a dip being expected as the summer comes to an end.

Updated 2 August: July’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo fell again, with 2,184 fewer out of work than in June, a drop of 0.99%. There are now 217,895 registered unemployed in these islands, more than half of whom are in receipt of no welfare assistance whatsoever. Compared with July 2016, the figures are down 14,174, a drop of 6.11%. Nationally, unemployment fell a further 26,887 leaving 3,335,924 out of work throughout Spain.

Updated 4 July: June showed a further monthy fall in unemployment in the Canaries of 2,670, a drop of -1.20% bringing the number down to 220,079. Compared with June 2016, the drop is 7.09%, down 16,797. Within the Canaries, the figures for Santa Cruz de Tenerife province (Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro) are somewhat better than Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote), and Tenerife President Carlos Alonso expressed his satisfaction at Tenerife’s figures.

The president released the following chart for this island specifically, and said that Tenerife was a leader in growth and creation of employment, as shown by initiatives like Barrios por empleo, something that was one of the major points of interest during the King and Queen of Spain’s visit to Tenerife in April. None the less, there are still 167,293 people unemployed in this island alone, more than half of whom are in receipt of no state help whatsoever, though the indications are generally more positive with a drop of almost 30,000 in four years in the numbers out of work.

Updated 2 June: May’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a fall of 2,953 (-1.31%) compared with April, and an interannual drop of 17,318 (-7.21%) compared with April 2016. There are now 222,749 out of work in the Canaries, more than half of whom are in receipt of no welfare assistance whatsoever. Nationally, unemployment fell a further 111,908 (-3.1%) leaving 3,461,128 out of work in Spain, the lowest level since 2008.

Updated 4 May: The latest figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show a fall of 2.20% in April, a drop of 5,077 in those out of work from March. Interannually, the fall is 6.76% compared with Apri 2016, down 16,361. There are now 225,702 out of work in the Canaries. Nationally, unemployment fell in April by 129,281, the biggest monthly drop since records began: there are now 3,573,036 out of work in Spain as a whole.

Updated 4 April: Unemployment in the Canaries fell by 12,109 (-4.99%) compared with March 2016 according to figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social. The monthly figures rose slightly, however, up by 879 (0.38%) compared with February, an increase almost entirely in the western province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The total number of unemployed in the Canaries as a whole is now 230,779, more than half of whom are in receipt of no income whatsoever.

Updated 2 March: The latest unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show a drop of 1,874 in the numbers of work, down 0.81% on January, leaving 229,900 out of work in the Canaries. Interannually, there are 13,732 fewer out of work than this time last year, down 5.64%. Nationally, February’s monthly unemployment fell by 9,355 (-0,2%), its second best February since 2005, leaving 3,750,876 out of work throughout Spain.

Updated 2 February: 2017 starts with a rise in unemployment, with January’s figures growing by 2,541 , a monthly rise of 1.11%. There are now 231,774 unemployed in the Canaries, according to the latest statistics released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social. The growth was most marked in the western province, with Santa Cruz de Tenerife having 1,406 of the 2,541. Interannually, however, there are 14,210 fewer out of work in January this year than last, a year-on-year drop of 5.78%.

Updated 4 January 2017: The figures for the end of 2016 show that last year ended with 229,233 unemployed in the Canaries, a fall of 18,296, -7.39%, throughout the year. December’s statistics released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social Solo show a fall from November of 5,541, -2.34%, but despite the downward trend, over half of those out of work are still in receipt of no income whatsoever.

Tenerife president Carlos Alonso welcomed the drop in unemployment figures, which he said were now lower than those of 2009. They were still not good enough, he said, even though they show a clear move out of the depression of the past several years, and he hoped that things will improve even further this year.

In Spain nationally, the year ended with nearly 400,000 fewer out of work, leaving 3.7m out of work, the fourth consecutive year in which the country’s unemployment has fallen.

Updated 2 December 2016: November’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social, show a rise of 1,900 in these islands, a month-on-month increase of 0.8%. The interannual trend is down, however, and there are 13,865 fewer out of work (-5.58%) compared with November 2015. Nonetheless, there are 234,774 people out of work in the Canaries after this month’s figures, over half of whom remain without any means whatsoever, a situation unchanged since February.

Updated 3 November: The latest unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show that the numbers out of work rose again in October, a monthly jump of 1,973 (0.85%). In interannual terms, however, unemployment is still down on last year, with 14,288 fewer out of work in the Canaries this October than last, down 5.78%. There are now 232,874 people out of work in these islands.

The monthly rise is reflected in the figures nationally, where Spain saw last month’s unemployment figures going up by 44,685, but with the rise being the lowest October jump since 2007. There are now 3,764,982 out of work in the country.

Updated 4 October: Almost certainly due to the end of temporary summer contracts in the Canaries, September’s figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show a rise of 716 people out of work since August, a growth of 0.31%, leaving 230,901 out of work in the islands. Interannually, figures are still down, with 11,412 (4.71%) fewer out of work this September than last.

Updated 2 September: August’s figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show a further fall of 1,884, down 0.81% from July. Interannually, the reduction is 12,464 personas, down 5.14% compared to August 2015. There are now 230,185 unemployed in these islands.

Updated 2 August: July’s figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social’s show a further fall of 4,807, down 2.03% from June. Interannually, the reduction is 11,837, down 4.85% compared to July 2015. There are now 232,069 unemployed in these islands, 122,546 in the eastern province of Las Palmas and 109.523 in the western one of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Despite the reductions, however, the long-term unemployment trends are poor, with the situation unchanged since February with regard to those out of work and without any means whatsoever: it remains at more than half, at 50.4%.

Updated 4 July: June’s figures show a fall in unemployment in the Canaries of 3,191 (-1.33%) compared to May, down in interannual terms by 11,347 (-4,57%) from June 2015. The Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social’s figures show that there are now 236,876 unemployed in the Canaries, with the islands bottom of the list in recording the lowest fall nationally, where there are 3,767,054 out of work, the lowest since September 2009.

Updated 2 June: The latest unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show that unemployment fell by 1,996 (-0.82%) in the Canaries in May. Compared with May 2015, the drop is 11,874 (-4.71%), leaving 240,067 out of work in the islands, 114,123 in the western province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and 125,944 in the eastern province of Las Palmas. It’s still one of the lowest reductions throughout the Spanish regions, but it continues to come down.

Updated 4 May: April’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show a further fall, with 825 (-0.34%) fewer people out of work in the Canaries compared with March. Interannually, the fall is 11,953 (-4.71%). This month’s figures are the second worst in Spain, the Canaries being saved from bottom spot only by La Rioja. The total unemployed in these islands is now 242,063.

Updated 4 April: March’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show a fall of 744 (-0.31%) from February. Interannually, they represent a drop of 13,963 (-5.44%) compared with March 2015. There are now 242,888 people registered out of work in the Canaries, 127,651 in the eastern province of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote) and 115,237 in the western province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro).

Updated 2 March: February’s unemployment figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social show a fall of 2,352 in the numbers out of work in the Canaries, a reduction of 0.96%. There are now 243,632 unemployed in these islands (115,130 in the western province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and 128,502 in the eastern province of Las Palmas), 15,055 fewer than a year ago, a year on year drop of 5.82%. One statistic for the Canaries that no-one will be happy with, however, is that the “nearly half of those out of work are in receipt of no income whatsoever” is now “more than half … “. After February, 125,689 of the unemployed – 51% – are without any means at all.

Original post 2 February 2016: By any standards, unemployment in the Canaries is far too high, with around a quarter of a million unemployed in these islands at the end of 2015 (link). Moreover, nearly half of those out of work are in receipt of no income whatsoever. It’s a dire picture, but it is still falling from record highs in recent years, with month after month showing numbers dropping, however slowly.

And the trend continues with the first figures of 2016 released today by the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social, the Canaries and the Balearics being the only regions in Spain where it fell last month. The figures show a fall in unemployment here in January of 1,545 (-0.62%) from Deccember, and down 13,759 (-5.30%) compared with January 2015. There are now 245,984 out of work in the Canaries.

 

source https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/unemployment-figures.html

Election Called Over Budget

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