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If you are looking for a job in San Pedro de Macoris, here are some tips on its economy and labor market to guide you.

San Pedro de Macoris, one of the Dominican Republic's major cities, is very welcoming towards foreigners. Thanks to its pleasant environment, it attracts tourists in large numbers every year. The city also provides job prospects for qualified foreigners wishing to settle there and enjoy its developed and dynamic economy. Hence, finding a job there should not be a major issue, provided you have the right profile and you are aware of the labor market's requirements and working conditions.


San Pedro de Macoris enjoys a diversified economy. In fact, various fields, such as tourism, agriculture, industry, trade and distillation make an important contribution to its economy, not to mention higher education. Indeed, the country hosts many places of interest and provides numerous leisure activities which attract tourists, especially in Guayacanes and Juan Dolio. In short, San Pedro de Macoris is described as being a vibrant and colorful city.

As regards agriculture, it mainly focuses on the cultivation of sugar cane, citrus, as well as on cattle breeding. You will also find many sugar mills and distillation plants across the city. Moreover, San Pedro de Macoris has its own free zone, the Zona Franca Industrial which has attracted many international companies.

Finally, the East-Central University and the School of Medicine not only attract local and foreign students but also provide employment opportunities for professionals.

Find a job

To have more chances of being hired in San Pedro de Macoris, it is best to be on the spot. However, you must have sufficient funds to support yourself during at least six months in the country. You can start your job search by contacting companies operating in the free zone and sending the spontaneous job applications. Note that a good command of Spanish will definitely be an asset during your interview.

You can also view job offers on general and specialized job websites, as well as on professional social networks on the Internet by typing "buscar empleo en San Pedro de Macoris" on your search engine. This will give you a better idea of the local labor market's requirements and working conditions beforehand.

 Good to know:

If you are determined to work in San Pedro de Macoris, you are advised to set aside your expectations as wages can be quite lower and working conditions may be very different from what you are used to. Nevertheless, your expertise will be much appreciated.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Jobs in Dominican Republic 
Tip Top jobs www.tiptopjob.com
Suncaribbean www.suncaribbean.net
Opción empleo www.opcionempleo.com.do

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