To get a job in Palestine, you can start from Jobs.ps and Shobiddak. You can look for recruitment agencies or employment agencies in Palestine. And you can look for jobs also on Facebook groups in Palestine. Everyone who wants to get a job in Palestine needs first to look for a job in Palestine.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Palestine. Palestinian citizens, and residents, 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. Or you can find a work visa scheme so you can come to Palestine without a job offer first. Read more below on how to find a job in Palestine and on how to get a work permit for Palestine.
Palestine is also a great tourist attraction. It has olive trees, beautiful beaches, and welcoming people. Geographical Palestine is in West Asia. Palestine has two separate main areas, the West Bank and Gaza. Their standards of living are very different in these two areas. Unemployment in Gaza is higher than in West Bank.
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Palestinians use several currencies. US dollars, Jordanian dinars, and Israeli new shekels are common in West Bank. The Egyptian pound is also accepted in Gaza. The national language in Palestine is Arabic.
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How to get a job in Palestine?
The first step in getting a job in Palestine is to look for a job in Palestine. Find out where to look for work in Palestine in the sections below.
Palestinian citizens, and residents, don’t need a work permit to get a job. In most cases, every other nationality needs to apply for a work permit.
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 Palestine.
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 Palestine already.
Once you have an employer who can sponsor you. You will need to handle together all the paperwork to get a work permit or a work visa for you.
You can also find a work visa scheme so you can come to Palestine without a job offer first.
First, find a job, and after you’ll worry about a work permit if you need it.
How to find a job in Palestine?
You can find a job in Palestine by searching online for job opportunities in Palestine. You can find a job either with a company, or with a recruitment agency, or through an employment agency.
Job websites in the Country
Many job websites can help you find work in Palestine. 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 Gaza’ or ‘Babysitter in East Jerusalem’. 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 Khan Yunis” or “Mall in Jabalya” for example.
Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Palestine or about jobs.
Jobs.ps is a popular job website in Palestine. It is a good place to start looking for employment in any industry. More than half a million professionals from all sectors use this. The site has job posting for international and local jobs in Palestine.
Gaza recruiters is another popular job website in Palestine. It talks about courses and careers as well.
Mostaql is a job website in Palestine.
Palestine Jobs Network is another job website in Palestine.
Wzayef is another job website in Palestine.
Tanqeeb Palestine is another job website in Palestine.
More useful websites to get a job in the Country
These are more websites that can be useful when you are looking for a job.
Shobiddak is a popular website for classifieds in Palestine.
Araboon is classifieds in Palestine. It has job listings.
General Personnel Bureau has some job listings.
Ssoidp is for registration with the government in Palestine. It gives access to some services.
Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in the Country
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Palestine. I found these groups about jobs in Palestine. You can look for more.
is a Facebook group about jobs in Palestine. it’s a public group with many thousands of members.
is another Facebook group about jobs in Palestine.
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is another group about jobs in Palestine.
You can use your favorite social media to look for groups that talk about jobs or about Palestine.
LinkedIn Palestine is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Palestine.
Any social media or communication platform can help you to find a job in Palestine. It can be for example Instagram or any WhatsApp group of people in Palestine.
Recruitment agencies in the Country
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 Gaza’ on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of good agencies that you can contact. If you are not in Palestine, you can search your area for local recruitment agencies. They can help you find a job in Palestine.
Employment agencies, temp agencies, temporary job agencies, staffing agencies in the Country
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 East Jerusalem’ 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 Palestine, you can search your area for local employment agencies. They can help you find a job in Palestine.
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 the Country
Form connections, ask around and find opportunities among your contacts. Speak with friends of friends of people who may have traveled or worked in Palestine. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone.
To find a job in Palestine look at local newspapers, local bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are a good source of information about jobs in Palestine.
You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in the Country
You can search for companies and local businesses in Palestine. 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 Jabalya’.
Walk around anywhere in Palestine for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in Palestine, 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 Khan Yunis’. 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 Palestinian 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 ‘Palestine employment scheme’ or ‘Palestine employment program’.
The above image shows somewhere in Palestine. Photo by am JD on Unsplash
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