Trends have been changing though, for if the coast tended to be a destination for retirement, young people in their twenties and thirties are flocking here to enjoy the lifestyle once reserved for their parents.
Open for over 2 years now, Wemploy is the leading recruitment agency in the corporate market for foreign residents on the Costa del Sol, Andalucia, boasting clients such as Credit Suisse, Andalucian Dream Homes and many more, though they also deal with local companies and jobseekers.
"A lot of Spanish people hear about us from friends as more and more of them want to work in an international environment." Says founding Director, Liz Dale.
Wemploy has become firmly established, with a client base of over 500 and candidates seeking jobs on their website from all around the world.
Wemploy also aims to provide the best service to jobseekers. "We only deal with companies that give their workers contracts." When we asked Liz about what types of jobs most foreign residents end up finding on the Coast, she tells us, "There are lots of jobs in administration, accounts, sales and telesales. If you are bilingual it is all the better, as most companies are willing to offer a base salary in addition to commis