If you are looking for a job in Samara, find some useful information on its labor market in this article.
Located at some 860 km from Moscow and close to Kazakhstan's border, Samara's population, to date, stands at some 1,172,348 inhabitants. Being among Russia's top 10 cities, Samara has been attracting thousands and thousands of expatriates over the years. Thanks to its developed and dynamic economy, and to its open labor market, the city not only has a high concentration of foreigners but also hosts many international firms which are likely to create jobs and further stimulate its economy. Hence, finding a job there as an expat should not be impossible, though a bit difficult.
Industry is Samara's main economic pillar. In fact, the city mainly relies on automotive and spacecraft industries. Thus, it is considered to be one of the 10 most important cities in terms of industrial production and national income. Among the most productive fields are the manufacture of:
- motor engines (Kuznetsov Design Bureau)
- cables (Volgacable, Samara Cable Company)
- aircraft (Aviakor)
- aerospace launch vehicles
- space services (Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center)
- rolled aluminum
- block-module centrals
- different sizes of bearings,
- chocolates (Russia Chocolate Factory)
- chemical and cryogenic products
- gas pumping units
- drilling tips
- automated electrical equipment
- airfield equipment for airfield (Start factory)
- cranes mounted on trucks,
- construction materials
- Vodka (Rodnik, Vektor)
- Zhiguli beer,
- food processing and light industry products, etc.
In fact, Samara consists some 4,000 small enterprises as well as 400 medium and large companies. Hence, finding a job there should not be a complicated task.
Find a job
One of the best methods to be hired in Samara is to ask for a transfer if you are working for an international company which has a subsidiary in the city. You may also send spontaneous job applications to firms operating in the region. You might be lucky if you demonstrate high qualities and competencies, as well as a knowledge of Russian and a good command of English.
Otherwise, you can check out job offers on the internet and classified ads in local newspapers. Registering with a recruitment agency may also help. But you will need some patience as well.