Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Portugal


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Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil as a colony. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

Portugal has become a diversified and increasingly service-based economy since joining the european community in 1986. over the past two decades, successive governments have privatized many state-controlled firms and liberalized key areas of the economy, including the financial and telecommunications sectors. the country qualified for the european monetary union (emu) in 1998 and began circulating the euro on 1 january 2002 along with 11 other eu member economies. economic growth had been above the eu average for much of the 1990s, but fell back in 2001-07. gdp per capita stands at roughly two-thirds of the eu-27 average. a poor educational system, in particular, has been an obstacle to greater productivity and growth. portugal has been increasingly overshadowed by lower-cost producers in central europe and asia as a target for foreign direct investment. the budget deficit surged to an all-time high of 6% of gdp in 2005, but the government reduced the deficit to 2.6% in 2007 - a year ahead of portugal's targeted schedule. nonetheless, the government faces tough choices in its attempts to boost portugal's economic competitiveness while keeping the budget deficit within the eurozone's 3%-of-gdp ceiling.

Environmental Issues

Soil erosion; air pollution caused by industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution, especially in coastal areas

Government Type

Republic; parliamentary democracy

Population

10,676,910 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Southwestern europe, bordering the north atlantic ocean, west of spain

Area

Total: 92,391 sq km land: 91,951 sq km water: 440 sq km note: includes azores and madeira islands

Slightly smaller than indiana

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: portuguese republic conventional short form: portugal local long form: republica portuguesa local short form: portugal

Capital

Name: lisbon geographic coordinates: 38 43 n, 9 08 w time difference: utc 0 (5 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

18 years of age for voluntary military service; compulsory military service ended in 2004; women serve in the armed forces, on naval ships since 1993, but are prohibited from serving in some combatant specialties; reserve obligation to age 35 (2007)

International Disputes

Portugal does not recognize spanish sovereignty over the territory of olivenza based on a difference of interpretation of the 1815 congress of vienna and the 1801 treaty of badajoz

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

500 Portugal Jobs Found


Our client: international outsourcing company employing 3,700 people in 46 and has located a multilingual contact centre hub in Lisbon, Portugal. T...
MGI Recruitment - Lisboa - posted 2 days ago
Fujitsu is a world IT leader in hardware and IT services business. Fujitsu Global Delivery Center in Lisbon provides 24/7 IT services, in 23 differ...
Fujitsu Portugal - Lisboa - posted 2 days ago
++ Bereit für eine neue Herausforderung in Portugal? ++ Lust zu leben und zu arbeiten wo andere Urlaub machen? ++ Das Unternehmen Unser Partner ist...
Blu Support - Lisboa - posted 2 days ago
You will be supporting the biggest Swedish e-commerce company that provides payment services for online storefronts. Their core service is to assum...
MGI Recruitment - Lisboa - posted 2 days ago
Famous Swedish E-commerce company is looking for Customer Service Agents to support clients by phone, email and chat. You will need to be an excell...
MGI Recruitment - Lisboa - posted 2 days ago
Location: Lisbon is a city which is visited by millions of people every year due to its many charms and attractions. In this regard, the city is fu...
MGI Recruitment - Lisboa - posted 2 days ago
Company: Our client is one of the largest multi-national companies that operate in the media, communications, technology and services. They are a l...
Origin Multilingual - Lisboa - posted 3 days ago
++ Bereit für eine neue Herausforderung in Portugal? ++ Lust zu leben und zu arbeiten wo andere Urlaub machen? ++ Das Unternehmen Unser Partner ist...
Blu Support - Lisboa - posted 3 days ago
Company: Our client is one of the largest multi-national companies that operate in the media, communications, technology and services. They are a l...
Origin Multilingual - Lisboa - posted 3 days ago
Location: Central Lisbon –; Saldanha (Relocation package to Portugal included) Schedule:Stable hours Monday to Friday, 07:00 - 18:00 Salary:Basic s...
Sitel Portugal - Lisboa - posted 3 days ago

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