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Register as a freelancer (self-employed) and collect unemployment benefit

According to the latest criteria by the Self-Employed Workers Status 2007 ( Estatuto del Trabajador Autónomo del año 2007), it is now possible for a person to collect unemployment benefits whilst he or she is starting out their self-employment activity. This is mainly because the government wants to provide new business owners the possibility to get the money they need in order to stay afloat during the first few months of their business. This is due to the fact that in recent years, stability has been a major challenge for new business owners. 

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However, this option is only available to people who meet certain requirements:

- The benefit must be contributory based, ie, obtained by accumulated contributions.

- The applicant must have stopped his previous employment with finality and his request for benefits must be presented within the first 15 days of his new self-employment activity.

In addition, unemployment can only be collected for up to 9 months or less depending on how long the employed person was paying contributions into the social security system. In any case, the request must be made in person at any National Employment Institute (Instituto Nacional de Empleo) office in the city the person resides.

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The unemployment and self-employment benefit scheme opens the door to a wide range of opportunities. Before, there was only the option of reintegration into the workforce, which ruled out the possibility of working on a self-employed or freelancing basis. the labour market tends to increasingly need freelancers and such projects are especially attractive to all those who wish to start a new venture or take the opportunity to learn new challenges and change their job. 

In the case of Engel & Völkers, they offer business models based on a platform of services and training for all those who possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit and contemplate the possibility to start working in real estate and earn the highest commissions on the market.

Engel & Völkers are known for having a high volume of transactions, offering long-term stability to all who collaborate with us. Currently, we work both in the residential sector and the investment sector (retail, offices, warehouses, apartments, etc.). In fact, in MMC Barcelona, half of the real estate brokerage operation are made up of daily sales and rentals, therefore, all those who decide to invest in our business usually have average annual earnings of about 30,000 and 50,000 euros in the first year, which will grow to 100,000 euros from the second year.

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"Therefore, if you are looking for an opportunity to enter the real estate sector or earn some attractive commissions, Engel & Völkers offers a full warranty. If you want to know more, all you need to do is contact us at our jobs section (click here).

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