Updated 3 years ago

If you wish to work in Puerto Plata, here is what you need to know on its economy and on its labor market's requirements.

When looking for a job in San Felipe de Puerto Plata, also known as Puerto Plata, one of the first things to do will be to inquire about its labor market's requirements. In fact, it is best to make sure that you have the right profile before setting out on your job hunt. However, Puerto Plata, which is one of the Dominican Republic's major cities, does provide career prospects to qualified and skills professionals.


Puerto Plata is above all deemed to be a tourist city; In fact, it hosts many huge beach resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada which are located in the East. It also hosts one of the country's and the North's main ports, the latter serving Santiago de los Caballeros as well as many other cities. Moreover, Puerto Plata has one of the world's biggest deposits of amber.

Besides tourism and amber, the city's economy also revolves around agriculture, including the culture of cocoa, sugar cane, bananas and coffee, as well as fishing, textiles, livestock and milk production for local consumption, etc. In short, Puerto Plata has a quite diversified economy.

Finally, Puerto Plata hosts many foreign companies which operate in its free zone, as well as four universities, namely Universidad O & M, UTESA, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Universidad Mundial Dominicana and PUCMM. You can try your luck with these by sending spontaneous job applications if you think you have the right profile.

Find a job

You can start your job search on the Internet thanks to multiple general and specialized job websites and professional social networks. You just have to type the following words on the search engine: "buscar empleo / trabajo / Puerto Plata / República Dominicana". Networking and word of mouth may also help if you have friends and contacts in the region. Otherwise, you can seek the assistance of foreign Chambers of Commerce in the country.

 Good to know:

Finding a job in Puerto Plata can be quite difficult and lengthy, but not impossible. Therefore, you are advised to have sufficient funds to cater for your needs for at least six months in case you are looking for a job on the spot.


Having a good knowledge of Spanish will definitely be an advantage during your job search, as well as during the interview. You might as well have more chances of being hired in the tourism field.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Jobs in Dominican Republic
Camara Puerto Plata www.camarapuertoplata.org
Opción Empleo www.opcionempleo.com.do
Tu Empleo RD www.tuempleord.com
Expat Ads www.expatads.com
Acción Trabajo acciontrabajo.do

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