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Best agencies for temporary work in Barcelona

Written by Paula

Finding work in Barcelona is not that difficult, especially if you have the proper documentation to be able to be hired. There may not be too many offers in your particular field of interest at the moment and while it is important to chase the dream to do work that fulfills you, sometimes you have to start with something different. The important thing is to remain positive, active, and to keep the moolah coming in so you can pay your monthly bills while you look for something that is a better fit for you.

A great way to earn money while you don’t find your dream job is to do temporary work. These are often well-paid, particularly if you have certain skills like knowing how to speak different languages. Here are some of the best agencies for temporary work in Barcelona.

Related article: Cool summer jobs in Barcelona


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Randstad is a multinational human resource consulting firm that was founded in 1960 in the Netherlands. They have since expanded, opening branches all over the world, including Spain, where it has over 250 offices. Randstad is one of the biggest players in this sector, and it works very hard year after year to try to reach the first spot in the list, which is currently occupied by Adecco. People who are looking for a job can easily create a profile on the Spanish Randstad website and quickly start browsing the offers. There are jobs in many different categories available, like human resources, retail, and life sciences.

Randstad has a number of offices in Barcelona. The closest ones to the center are located at Carrer de Balmes, 112 and Carrer de Còrserga, 366.


Addecco is a Swiss staffing firm that was founded in Zurich in 1966. It occupies the top spot in the staffing/human resources list, with over 5000 branches in over 60 countries. There are over 300 Adecco offices in Spain, which help thousands of people to find jobs every yer. Much like Randstad’sAdecco’s website is easy to navigate, making the registration process relatively simple. They offer jobs in several sectors, such as administration, IT, and engineering.

Adecco has a number of offices in Barcelona. The closest ones to the center are located at Carrer d’Aragó 237-239, and Carrer de Santa Fé Nou Mexic, 2.

Related article: How to find weekend work in Barcelona


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The ManpowerGroup was founded in Milwaukee in 1948, in the United States. Today, they have almost 4000 offices in over 80 countries and territories worldwide. Potential candidates can browse the local Manpower offers on their official website but have to create an account to be able to be able to actually apply for a position. They offer jobs in areas such as logistics, the food industry, and contact centers.

Manpower has a number of offices in Barcelona. The closest ones to the center are located at Carrer Consell de Cent, 417, and Calle Diputació, 186 

Before going to an office

Not all of these agencies accept resumes that are delivered in person. If you prefer to hand your resume directly, call ahead to make sure they will accept it and ask which office you should go to since different offices are dedicated to jobs in different sectors.

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Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

1 Comment

  • Hi Paula,
    my name is Petr and originaly Im from Czech republic. Iam very shortly in Barcelona and Im looking for work start soon how is posible ,but oportunity with room at least also. I have all documents even Spanish NIE. Can you help with some direct contact with posible minimum administrative delays please? This is my CV. I will take any work. Thank you!

    Curriculum vitae

    Petr Jelinek

    Teléfono: Cz.+420776206018

    Correo electrónico:

    Perfil Personal:
    Profesional flexible, altamente motivado, con apariencia positiva y enfoque para lograr satisfacción en proyectos o convenios. Petr es directo, honesto y cortés en todas las áreas donde trabaja. Tiene excelentes habilidades de equipo y liderazgo y comprende a las personas de diferentes orígenes culturales y étnicos. Su habilidad para comunicarse de manera efectiva con las personas no solo le da confianza en las áreas de seguridad. Es capaz de mantener los estándares. y aprende cosas nuevas rápidamente y tiene una fuerte actitud de “yo puedo” en su trabajo o actividades.

    TI, Windows, MS Office, Linux, Internet.

    Historial laboral:
    Recepcionista – Hostel Budget, Praga 6/21 (dos semanas)
    AgencyProplusco – varios puestos 21/04 -10/21
    Seguridad – recepción / cuidador (Intercars sro.) 9/20-12/20
    Adestrasecurity sro. 5/20-8/20 Patrulla de CCTV móvil 10/3/20-19/4/20
    Terminación de frutas y verduras en el almacén de Lidl Brandýs n/Labem (CZ). 3-5/20
    Kuhne& Nagel Descarga de camiones Hostivice, brigada ( cz) 11/17-4/18
    Almacén de frutas y verduras KongMing Londres Reino Unido: ensamblaje, control de calidad, cantidad.
    Smart Soluciones Inteligentes Ltd. (empresa de seguridad) – propietario, operador (Reino Unido)
    PJ Protection Ltd. (compañía de seguridad), propietario, operador (Reino Unido)
    Éxito en trabajos anteriores en Moravolesk a.s. (igual que Swarowski) como líder de equipo 1/2000-11/2002
    En el pasado, continuamente en varios restaurantes/hoteles, desde los platos hasta el chef asistente, a través de la construcción, el planificador de espacios.

    Trabajó para Sia (Security Industry Authority) durante casi 8 años y trabajó con o para varias empresas en varios puestos, como seguridad Black ops, servicios Omega 5, capacitación Dearan, Symbiotic, seguridad Responsec, seguridad Outlook, seguridad Soular, Persona HR, UFP, CUP, G4S, Showsec., GCCS, HQ internacional, Roman protect limited. , seguridad Tss, seguridad Enigma y más en diferentes posiciones.

    Diplomas y certificaciones:
    Guardaespaldas (certificado HABC UK) grado 3.
    Primeros auxilios (certificado HABC UK) grado 3.
    Certificado de protección contra incendios 999.
    M/600/5174 trabajo en protección privada grado 2.
    K/ 600/6310 en el sector privado de protección y seguridad 2º nivel.
    A/ 501/6295 resolución de problemas relacionados con el trabajo nivel 2
    F/ 501/6413 establecimiento de una relación laboral con los clientes 2º grado.
    A/600/7381 trabajos con sistemas 2º grado cámara.
    K/600/ 6307 Supervisión de entrada/puerta de 2º nivel.
    R/ 501/5895 Habilidades de comunicación para resolver situaciones de segundo grado 2.
    R/ 501/6058 Trabajo en equipo de 2º grado.
    Certificado de intervención física Maybo
    9 /2010 2º nivel de inglés, matemáticas e informática (Metropolelearning,Londres,Reino Unido )
    8/2000programación informática de máquinas CNC (cad cam, surf cam) PragaCZ.
    1996-2000SOU 2 años metalúrgico Praga CZ SOU 3 años mecanizado de metales universal praga CZ
    1993 servicio militar básico, comunicación/conexión a los aeropuertos de Pardubice y Hradec Králové.
    1988-1990SOU Jeseník ingeniero de acero estructural.
    1980/88 escuela primaria.

    Idiomas: checo, inglés, eslovaco, polaco, ruso, español y croata básicos y francés básico.

    Intereses personales: escuchar música, fotografía, salud, viajar, relaciones.

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