Industrial growth and tourism have helped to create a strong economy in Macedonia. Monetary help and support from international organizations like the UN and Council of Europe further strengthen its economy. The focus is to increase manufacturing and reduce dependence on imports from China and other countries. This creates a job market that is good not only for the local workforce, but is inviting for foreigners as well.
There are more than 720,000 day visitors from neighbouring countries. Macedonia with its natural beauty, cultural attractions and historical sites are a major draw for tourists. This increases the potential for not only permanent jobs but temporary jobs as well. Job opportunities exist in information technology sector as well as sales, marketing, finance, accounting and management sciences.
Short term jobs are available in the service sector at major tourist locations. Teaching English language is another source of short term income. Best way to get short term jobs is to go through local papers or just visit the different hotels, restaurants, businesses, and resorts and ask if there are any openings.
Visitors wanting to stay over 90 days in Macedonia, have to acquire entry visa before coming to Macedonia. Visitors who arrive with a tourist visa and end up wanting to stay have to go back to their home countries and reapply for a longer stay visa. Switching from tourist to long-term visa while staying in Macedonia is no longer allowed. After getting the long term visa, visitors can then apply for residence and work permits. Every foreign national arriving in the country has to register with a local police station within one day of arrival.