Employment in Turkey: in-demand vacancies, how to get a job and where to look for a job
Ukrainians who found refuge in Turkey continue to look for work and find employment. Find out more about where you can find vacancies and what professions are currently in demand in the country
Turkey is one of the most popular countries for Ukrainian refugees. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, 220,000 citizens of Ukraine have left for this country. Now their number has decreased, but some Ukrainians continue to stay in this country and need employment. We tell you where to find vacancies and how to get a job in Turkey.
E-Devlet: How to join Turkey's e-government service portal - read here.
Read here how to make an appointment at a public clinic in Turkey.
Read here what to do if your application for a temporary residence permit in Turkey was rejected.
It is worth noting that in Turkey, the legislation provides for a number of professions in which foreigners cannot be employed. These include lawyers, notaries, judges, prosecutors, security guards, customs brokers, nurses/midwives, pharmacists/opticians, dentists/veterinarians, managers of clinics and travel agencies.
Investing in Turkey: the best opportunities for foreigners - details here.
More than 55% of workers in the country are employed in the service sector, another 27% - in industry, agriculture accounts for about 17.7%. Basically, the most popular professions in Turkey are cleaners, waitresses, maids, dancers, animators, guides, bartenders and massage therapists.
Turkey also needs:
• teachers of foreign languages;
• employees in the field of tourism.
Read more about healthcare in Turkey for expats and foreigners, as well as health insurance and medical tourism here.
How to get a job in Turkey, and what is the salary?
According to Turkish law, several prerequisites must be met for a foreigner to be employed:
- find a vacancy in advance;
- sign an employment contract;
- get a Turkish work visa.
Deportation and fines are provided for illegal employment in Turkey, which will soon increase to almost 36 thousand liras.
According to the country's Ministry of Labor, in 2022 the minimum wage in Turkey was about 350 dollars, the average - about 850 dollars (already with taxes deducted).
Read more about obtaining Turkish citizenship through investment here.
Where to find a job in Turkey?
You can use special sites for independent job search. There are several of them:
In addition, Anta Group, a company engaged in the construction and sale of real estate in Turkey, is currently looking for employees, namely:
- accountant ($500);
- lawyer ($500-750);
- assistant manager ($600-800);
You can find out details about vacancies by calling +905531126331(Olga).
Also, the portal otelden.com is looking for a highly motivated and organized person for the position of reservation agent (€550 + accommodation).
- Respond to customer inquiries and book accommodation in hotels;
- Provide information about the company's real estate, rates and availability;
- Manage booking requests and updates in the booking system;
- To handle customer complaints and questions in a professional and timely manner;
In particular, it is necessary to be fluent in Russian and English. Knowledge of computer systems and booking software is also a must. Previous customer service or hospitality experience preferred.
If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please apply with a cover letter and CV to: [email protected].
We will remind you! Ukrainians who left for Turkey can get a permanent residence permit in the country. We talked about possible options for staying in Turkey here.
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