To find a job in Panama, you can start with konzertaand vacantespanama. Everyone who wants to find a job in Panama needs first to look for a job in Panama. You can look for recruitment agencies in Panama. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Panama.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Panama. Panama citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Panama without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Panama.
Most websites or apps are in English and Spanish. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.
First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.
How to get a job in Panama
You can find a job in Panama by searching online for job opportunities in Panama. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.
Panama citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.
Job websites in Panama
Many job websites can help you find work in Panama. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.
Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “Construction worker in David” or “Bartenders in Colón.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll immediately understand what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.
Google Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “Retail in Santiago” or “Mall in Panama City.”
Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Panama
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Panama. I found these groups talking about jobs in Panama. You can look for more.
pn.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Panama.
Recruitment agencies in Panama
You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Tocumen” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Panama. They can help you find a job in Panama.
Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.
Ask around you for jobs in Panama
Speak with any person who may have travelled or worked in Panama. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.
To find a job in Panama, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about employment in Panama.
You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Panama
You can search for companies and local businesses in Panama. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Tocumen”.
Walk around anywhere in Panama for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in Panama, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near David or San José de David.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.
Search for employment schemes
You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Panama residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Panama employment scheme” or “Panama employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.
Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above.