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Cluj's labour market is very open towards skilled foreigners. Here are some tips to guide you during your job search in this city.

Like most major Romanian cities, Cluj is also quite open towards expatriates. In fact, various sectors currently require foreign expertise. So, if you are looking forward to relocating to Romania, Cluj might interest you. But before proceeding, make sure to be aware of the local labour market requirements so as to determine where you would fit in the best. Note that the city also attracts foreign investors in large numbers.


Cluj is one of Romania’s key economic centres. First, it is home to a large number of companies involved in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), as well as in manufacturing and industry, agriculture and food production, pharmaceuticals, textiles, as well as energy production also make a significant contribution to the city’s economy.

In terms of information and communication technology and of new technologies, Cluj seems to be a direct rival to Bucharest, especially due to the presence of a Nokia factory and research centre. Finally, other fields such as service, finance, tourism, etc, are also very important. Indeed, Cluj hosts a large number of big banks, insurance and brokerage agencies, big shopping malls such as Carrefour and Auchan, as well as big wholesalers such as Cora and Metro, etc.

Labour market

Thanks to is rich multicultural environment, Cluj has been attracting not only European and non-European workers but also foreign investors wishing to take advantage of its economic development. Note that non-European expatriates are also very sought after in the fields of new technologies, information, and communication technology. Moreover, skilled engineers and technicians are required in the industrial and manufacturing fields. It is interesting to note as well that, to date, 97% of the region's total industrial production is involved in the construction of machinery equipment.

Find a job

Finding a job in Cluj may seem challenging at first. Your main obstacle will be the same as with other Romanian cities — the Romanian language. However, it just takes a bit of research. There are quite a few professional websites and forums where you can find job offers in English. Contacting potential employers through Linkedin and other professional networks can prove to be a very effective way to land the right position. Alternatively, you can prepare your CV and cover letter and send out to international companies in the city.


Mastering the Romanian language is almost essential for being in Cluj, especially in certain fields. Thus, it is highly recommended that you sign up for language courses either in your hometown or upon arrival in Cluj.

Finally, you can seek the assistance of the Departmental Employment Agency, which can provide you with advice, tips, as well as updates regarding the latest job offerings. Note that these services are free of charge. The National Employment Agency can also help you as all job vacancies in the region are regularly transmitted here.

 Useful links:

Cluj Departmental Employment Agency
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