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Work in Johor Baharu


Find out, in this article, what are the most promising sectors for foreigners in Johor Baharu which is one of Malaysia's most popular cities.

Johor Baharu is considered as one of Singapore's suburbs due to its proximity with this country. In fact, most of its inhabitants are Singapore nationals, as well as expatriates from many other countries. However, it remains one of Malaysia's most popular cities, not only for its important tourism activities but also for numerous professional opportunities which are available there. Hence, you should not have much difficulty in finding a job if you intend to settle there.


Johor Baharu's economy mainly relies on the manufacturing industry. In fact, the Johor State's capital city is deemed to be one of the country's most important manufacturing and export hubs. It hosts not only numerous manufacturing plants but also many shopping malls. Tourism is another important economic pillar, especially due to its close relationship with Singapore. It also hosts many places of interest which are visited by foreigners during their trip in either regions.

Labor market

The city's labor market remains quite open to foreign expertise due to its rapid and steady development. In fact, the recruitment of foreigner in different fields is considered to be an asset for Johor Baharu's economy. However, you are required to have very high qualifications and skills to be hired there, supported by related documents such as reference letters.

Note that you are more likely to be hired in the following fields: engineering, tourism, information and communication technology, management, human resources, etc.

Find a job

Internet will definitely be your best search tool if you are looking a job in Johor Baharu from your home country. You can not only view job offers on general and specialized job websites but also have an idea of the labor market's requirements and conditions. You can also inquire about these on professional social networks and expatriate forums.

If you have friends and contacts on the spot, networking will also be of great help. Finally, consider browsing the local business directory so as to identify companies to which you can send spontaneous job applications.

 Useful links: – Job offers in Johor Baharu 
Jobs DB
LinkedIn - Professional Network of expatriates in Johor Bahru

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