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Working in Malta

Malta is enjoying a growing economy, and the unemployment rate is relatively low. Maltese government keeps a tight control on the labour market by implementing the work visa scheme in-order to keep unemployment low.

Joining the Maltese labour force is not difficult if you are a citizen of the European Union, as the work permit is provided readily. For citizens of the third-world countries, candidates must have job offer and abilities for which there is a demand. Even for third-world citizens acquiring a job is not overly difficult provided the applicant has good English language skills and expertise in one of the following: high-end manufacturing, finance, tourism, iGaming, IT/CT sector, software and e-business.

Being a small country Malta’s business community is closely associated where everyone knows everyone else. This is advantageous because all work associates think of one another as family and are very helpful. However, if you happen to find a better job elsewhere, the decision to join another company will probably be taken more personally. Also chances are that you ex-boss knows the new boss!

Due to the large influx of tourists, the trend of temporary and season work are becoming more popular. This type of work is not too difficult to find, but obviously the pay is not fantastic. It is enough to let you see the country without breaking your bank. Short term employment is usually available with tour operators, Restaurants, Hotels and Bars. Best locations for such activities are tourist areas like Bugibba, Qawara, St. Julian’s, Mellieha Bay, Sliema and Marfa Bay.

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