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"contrato a término indefinido"

English translation: indefinite term agreement


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Spanish term or phrase:contrato a término indefinido
English translation:indefinite term agreement
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16:43 Aug 1, 2002
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: "contrato a término indefinido"
Laboró en nuestra compañía mediante contrato a termino indefinido (is this an open-ended contract??)

indefinite term agreement
In English, the distinction is between fixed term agreements and indefinite term agreements. They are not limited to the employment context.
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Summary of answers provided
5 +6open-ended employment contract
5 +3permanent employment contract
Maria Luisa Duarte
5undefined term employment contractJane Lamb-Ruiz
5indefinite term agreementPaul Slocomb
4non-definite term agreement
María Marta Montesano



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undefined term employment contract

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Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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non-definite term agreement

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María Marta Montesano
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permanent employment contract


Note added at 2002-08-01 16:57:01 (GMT)

Embargo: For Immediate Release

Temporary jobs: stepping stones or dead ends? (PR 2002/6)

Are temporary jobs in the UK \'dead end\' jobs with poor pay and prospects or \'stepping stones\' to permanent employment in good jobs? A report by ISER researchers Alison Booth and Marco Francesconi with Jeff Frank confirms the popular - but hitherto unsubstantiated - perception that temporary jobs are generally not desirable compared to permanent employment.

The study, which is published in the June 2002 issue of the Economic Journal, reveals that temporary workers have lower levels of job satisfaction, receive less training and are less well paid than their counterparts in permanent employment. Nevertheless, there is some evidence that fixed-term contracts are stepping stones to permanent work. What\'s more, women who start in fixed-term employment and move to permanent jobs fully catch up to the wage level of those who start in permanent jobs.

In the UK, approximately 7% of male employees and 10% of female employees are in temporary jobs. The researchers use data from the British Household Panel Survey, a nationally representative random sample of 5,500 private households in Britain that have been interviewed annually since autumn of 1991. Analysis of nearly 1,750 men and nearly 2,000 women shows that:

Note added at 2002-08-01 17:01:49 (GMT)

Growth in the Use of Permanent Employment Contracts



The coming into force of Decree-Laws 8 and 9/1997 on 16 May, and the associated introduction of the reforms agreed upon within the framework of the social dialogue - and in particular the framework collective agreement on employment security - mark a significant turning point in labour recruitment trends.

The above-mentioned agreement described the situation in Spain prevailing in April 1997 as follows: a high unemployment rate (22% of the active population) and a high incidence of fixed-term and rotating employment contracts (34%), with both factors exerting negative effects on the working population, economic growth, firms\' production activity and the social security system.

The social partners (CEOE - employers\' federation, CEPYME - association of small and medium-sized enterprises, and CCOO and UGT - the two main trade union federations) proposed a number of measures and called on the government to make corresponding legislative changes as soon as possible.

The proposed measures were implemented in practice by means of the two Royal Decree-Laws.

- Royal Decree-Law 8/1997 of 16 May, which sets out urgent measures to promote the labour market and permanent employment contracts, has as one of its central aims the promotion of the employment under permanent contracts of those employees who, on entering the labour market, are particularly disadvantaged (young unemployed aged less than 30, unemployed persons registered for more than twelve months, and the unemployed aged over 45).
Support is also provided for converting the following contractual forms into permanent employment contracts: fixed-term contracts, apprenticeship and practical training contracts, and those covering replacement recruitment in cases of early and partial retirement.

- Royal Decree-Law 9/1997 of 16 May, which regulates tax and social insurance allowances aimed at promoting employment, permanent contracts and job security, concentrates on providing incentives for both standard permanent employment contracts and for the new contracts that seek to promote permanent forms of employment.
Specific supplementary ordinances are to be issued to take account of the special personal characteristics of difficult-to-place target groups.

The incentives include substantial cuts in employer social insurance contributions which are financed out of the public employment service (INEM) budget, so that no additional burden is placed on the social security system.

Maria Luisa Duarte
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agree  Robert INGLEDEW: Tu respuesta tiene muchísimos hits.
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agree  Сергей Лузан
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agree  Amanda Tozer: es esto
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open-ended employment contract

By the number of hits I found, it seems to be widely used.

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agree  Сергей Лузан: Heard "open-end" many times.
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indefinite term agreement

In English, the distinction is between fixed term agreements and indefinite term agreements. They are not limited to the employment context.

Paul Slocomb
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