“This allows foreign nationals to enter Portuguese territory who have come looking for work for a period of 120 days, extended to another 60 days, for a total of 180 days,” Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ana Catarina Mendes clarified.
Why endure work routine, long commutes, and hated bosses if one has an opportunity to sit back and enjoy even larger payments from the government? Not only is it simple, but it is also often more profitable.
The actual employment rates for young workers varies drastically across the EU. On average, the 27 member-state European Union had a 73.6% employment rate for the young workforce. The euro zone averaged 73.1%.
It is easy to see why short-term jobs are conquering the market. They allow people to experience the freedom and moral comfort of a small business, something far more traditional than any nine-to-five job. They are also the natural response to our age of the internet and globalisation, ever-changing circumstances, and the over-bureaucratised corporate cultures.