A seasonal worker is a person who does seasonal work on the territory of a Member State other than the one in whose territory he resides. Duration of that work may not exceed eight months. Seasonal work is defined as a job dependent on the consequences of the seasons and recurs every single year.
Seasonal work abroad is a great form of learning additional money. Contrary to the widely accepted opinion seasonal work abroad is not a job, which is practiced only in the summer months. It is the work taken in different seasons, during specific crops, such as the grape harvest in October, asparagus in May and in the winter months job in the cutting of Christmas trees.
Below is a list with some examples of seasonal work in different countries:
• Spain – crops of strawberries,
• Portugal – tourism, crops of citrus fruit
• Norway – crops of raspberries, apples, strawberries, food, fish processing;
• Greece – hotels, restaurants;
• France – vintage;
• Denmark – crops of strawberries, peas, onions, corn, apples, pears, work in nurseries, garden centers, with Christmas trees;
• Austria – agriculture, catering.
Working abroad can take all the people who are 18 years old. Another advantage of person who is looking for seasonal work is knowledge of the language of country to which he wants to go – even at a basic level. It must be remembered that the work of harvesting of fruits and vegetables can be very difficult and requires effort. It is also worth noting that for a foreign employer is more profitable to employ a foreigner than a person employed and taking holiday for seasonal work or students – employer will not have to pay additional contributions for a foreigner, because he is already insured.