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Wondering how to find a job in the Peruvian capital city? Here are an overview of Lima's labor market and some tips to help you land a job.

Being Peru's capital city, Lima is also one of Latin America's major economic hubs. Indeed, it makes a significant contribution to the whole continent's economic development and growth. This is mainly why more and more foreign professionals have been settling there over the years. Indeed, Lima's labor market is rather open toward foreign professionals. However, it is best to be aware of its conditions and requirements before proceeding.

Economy

Lima's economy is mainly driven by industry which, on its own, accounts for two third of the region's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Indeed, the capital city hosts nearly 7,000 factories involved namely in textiles and agri-food. Other sectors such as the chemical industry, leather manufacturing, the automotive industry, paper production and petroleum by-products, etc, also make a significant contribution to the local economy.

Note that Lima also hosts the head offices of many international and multinational companies as well as many banks and financial institutions. Indeed, San Isidro is known to be the capital city's financial center. Hence, it is Lima's most developed neighborhood, including many local and international companies as well.

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Miraflores, for its part, is a bustling tourist city, particularly due to its vibrant nightlife and the numerous facilities it provides.

Labor market

Most expatriates in Lima have landed there through a job transfer to their company's Peruvian branch. Others have been hired through international job postings. In all cases, Lima's labor market is rather open towards foreign expertise. So why not try your luck in the financial, banking and tourism sectors above all if you feel you have the right profile?

Find a job

Finding a job in Lima may not be as easy as it seems. Thus, it is best to start your job search right from your home country thanks to numerous specialized job websites and professional social networks. You can even seek the help of foreign Chambers of Commerce and Industry given the presence of many international and multinational companies in the city.

Finally, networking may help if you have friends or contacts in Lima. Indeed, word-of-mouth can be a useful tool, especially if you are looking forward to build a strong professional reputation on the local labor market.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Jobs in Lima 
Expat.com – Directory of recruitment professionals in Lima 
Empleos Perú www.empleosperu.gob.pe
CompuTrabajo www.computrabajo.com.pe
Laborum www.laborum.pe
Bumeran www.bumeran.com.pe

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Experiencing a real economic boom since a few years, Peru is very open towards young foreign nationals looking for internship opportunities.
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Setting up a business in Peru is rather easy thanks to the country's simple legal and tax framework regarding foreign investment.

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