You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in Myanmar. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in Myanmar.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Myanmar. Myanmarese 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 Myanmar and on how to get a work permit for Myanmar.
The economy of Myanmar is still growing. Local businesses are diversifying into construction, energy, tourism, and catering. Small businesses account for most of the jobs. But new large firms are currently Myanmar’s primary source of employment. The highest-paying positions in Myanmar for graduates might reach 1,000,000 MMK (570 USD) per month.
How to get a job in Myanmar?
The first step in getting a job in Myanmar is to find a job in Myanmar. Find out where to look for work in Myanmar 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 Myanmar.
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 Myanmar 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 a work permit if you need it.
How to find a job in Myanmar?
You can find a job in Myanmar by searching online for job opportunities in Myanmar. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.
Most of the following websites or apps are in English or Burmese. If you need, use Google Translate, or any other translation service, to browse them.
Job websites in Myanmar
Many job websites can help you find work in Myanmar. Some focus on certain professions and industries. A good start is to search for a job on these popular job websites.
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 Yangon” or “Babysitter in Mandalay”. 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 Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, 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 Mawlamyine” or “Mall in Naypyidaw” for example.
JobNet com.mm is a job website in Myanmar.
MyJobs com.mm is another job website in Burma.
JobsInYangoon com is a job website that focus on Yangoon.
Jora Myanmar is another job website in Myanmar.
Job Portal Myanmar is another job website in Myanmar.
Alote Myanmar is another job website in Myanmar.
More useful websites to get a job in Myanmar
These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.
The Yangon directory is a website of listings of businesses and jobs.
Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Myanmar
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Myanmar.
You can use your favorite social media to look for groups that talk about jobs or about Myanmar.
LinkedIn Myanmar is also a popular choice when networking for jobs.
Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in Myanmar. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in Myanmar.
Recruitment agencies in Myanmar
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. You can type ‘recruitment agency near Mandalay’ on Google Maps or any other map website. There you can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Myanmar, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Myanmar.
My World Myanmar claims to be one of the best recruitment agencies in Myanmar.
Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in Myanmar
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, for example, type ‘employment agency near Yangon’ on Google Maps, Baidu Maps, or any other map website. You can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Myanmar, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in Myanmar.
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 Myanmar
Form connections, ask around and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with friends of friends of people who may have traveled or worked in Myanmar. 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 Myanmar
You can search for companies and local businesses in Myanmar. An easy tool for doing that can be any map app or map website. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Mawlamyine”.
Walk around anywhere in Myanmar for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in Myanmar, 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 Naypyidaw”. 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 Burmese 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 “Myanmar employment scheme” or “Myanmar employment program”.