Working in Czech Republic

The Czech Republic's favourable economic climate has attracted many expats in recent years. EU citizens, in particular, have been able to easily live and work in the country since as they do not require a work permit. However, non-EU citizens should be aware that they will require a work permit to take up employment in the Czech Republic.

Finding a job in the Czech Republic

With a highly educated and skilled workforce, competition for top jobs in the Czech Republic may be fierce. Nevertheless, for those expats with the right credentials, there are opportunities to explore in the country. It is recommended that expats secure employment in advance of moving to the Czech Republic.

Job opportunities can be found in the usual places such as online job search engines and local newspapers, or through a recruitment agency. The Czech government also runs public employment agencies which list job opportunities and assist with applications.

Czech is the main language of business and potential employers will expect resumes and applications to be in Czech. 

The job market in the Czech Republic

The majority of expats working in the Czech Republic will find employment in Prague but there are also opportunities in smaller towns and cities, particularly in the tourism sector.

Thriving industries include financial services, the automotive industry and the telecommunications sector. Recently, the construction, engineering and tourism industries have begun to expand, while there are reportedly shortages of skilled manual workers (such as craftsmen and assemblers). IT specialists are also in demand.

Work culture in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has a favourable business environment, and expats should not have trouble adjusting to working life in the country. The business culture in the Czech Republic is mostly formal, and building personal relationships important in doing business. The working week in the Czech Republic is usually a standard 40-hour work week, from Monday to Friday. Generally, employees are entitled to 20 days leave per year and there are around a dozen public holidays each year.

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