How to get a job in Gjirokastra? A quick guide for everyone, foreigner or Albanian

Everyone who wants to get a job in Gjirokastra needs first to find a job in Gjirokastra. A good start can be a job website like duapune.com.

You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in Gjirokastra. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in Gjirokastra. Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Albania. Albanian citizens don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit. You can do this together with your new employer, or employment agency. Read more below on how to find a job in Gjirokastra and on how to get a work permit for Gjirokastra.

Gjirokastër is a city and municipality in southern Albania, nestled between the Gjer and Drino mountains in a valley. The place is famous as a tourist spot for its Historical Museums. So, one can easily get a job here as a tourist guide.

How to get a job in Gjirokastra?

Whether you are an Albanian or a foreigner, the first step in getting a job in Gjirokastra is to find a job in Gjirokastra. Find out where to look for work in Gjirokastra in the sections below.

Once you have a job offer, you may need to apply for a work permit, or a work visa, together with your employer or on your own. You will not likely need any permit if you are a resident of Albania.

In most cases, you apply for a work permit with your new employer, a company, or an employment agency. They will get you a visa to enter the country if you are not in Albania already.

Once you have an employer who can sponsor you. You will need to handle together all the paperwork to get you a work permit or a work visa.

First, find a job, and after you’ll worry about documentation if you need it.

How to find a job in Gjirokastra?

You can find a job in Gjirokastra by searching online for job opportunities in Gjirokastra. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.

Job websites in Gjirokastra

A good start is to search for a job on these popular job websites.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, 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 Gjirokastra” or “Babysitter in Gjirokastra”. Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Don’t stop at the first pages and go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate feeling of what’s around and of which job websites are best suited for your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for the kind of organization that might have job opportunities for you. You can look for “Retail in Gjirokastra” or “Mall in Gjirokastra” for example.

Facebook Jobs can be also an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Gjirokastra or about jobs.

Duapune.com is a traditional but still popular job website in Albania and Gjirokastra.

Websites to get a job in Gjirokastra

These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.

Njoftimefalas is a large classified website where people buy or sell almost anything. They have employment openings.

Gjirafa.com kerko pune in Gjirokastra is another large website of news and listings in Gjirokastra.

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Gjirokastra

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Gjirokastra.

Best jobs Albania, Tirana – Facebook group

You can use your favorite social media to look for groups that talk about jobs or about Gjirokastra.

LinkedIn Albania is also a popular choice when networking for jobs.

Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in Gjirokastra. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in Gjirokastra.

Recruitment agencies in Gjirokastra

A recruitment agency receives a description for a job from an employer who needs someone. Then the recruitment agency looks for a person to do that job.

Recruitment agencies look for skilled workers to suit the job role available. A skilled worker has some experience, and certifications, to work in a particular role. Examples can be a nurse, an accountant, a chef, a construction worker, or a truck driver.

Recruitment agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Sometimes an agency can contact you first if they struggle to find people.

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you to find a job that matches your skills. If you are not in Gjirokastra or in Albania, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Gjirokastra.

Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in Gjirokastra

Employment agencies hire people to do jobs. The agency employs you to work for another company. Employment agencies can be temp agencies (temporary job agencies), or staffing agencies. An employment agency registers someone who’s looking for work, a job seeker. The agency then contacts employers who have positions available for the new person.
These agencies can hire new workers for new jobs. Agencies contract those new jobs from other companies. An employment agency will assist any job seeker. Unskilled workers are more likely to find a job with an employment agency. An unskilled worker has no qualifications, or experience, in the job that they want. They have finished school recently, or they are changing industries or they are new to the region.
These agencies specialize in particular sectors. Those can be care, computing, engineering, nursing, accounting, catering, construction, or other sectors. Agencies offer full-time jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs, seasonal jobs, or freelance jobs.
If you are not in Gjirokastra or Albania, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in Gjirokastra.

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 Gjirokastra

Form connections, ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with friends of friends of people who may have traveled or worked in Gjirokastra or in Albania. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Gjirokastra

You can search for companies and local businesses in the Gjirokastra area. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “farm near Gjirokastra”.

Walk around Gjirokastra for possible jobs

If you are in Gjirokastra, 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 Gjirokastra”. You can visit these places asking for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program that can help you to find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Albanian residents but they can be open to foreigners as well. You need to look for a program that fits your profile. You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy. You can search for “Albania employment scheme” or “Gjirokastra employment program”.

The above cover image shows somewhere in Gijokastra. Photo by Leipzig Free Tours on Unsplash


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