Finding a job in Bulgaria

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[Updated 26.04.2022]


Some of the most popular websites posting job vacancies on a daily basis are:

Job fairs

The National Employment Agency organizes job fairs for refugees and asylum-seekers several times a year. The Employment Agency contacts the State Agency for Refugees and sends information about suitable job offers on a regular basis. Then, SAR connects you/job seekers with employers whenever possible.

Local Labor Bureaus

You have the right to register at a Local Labor Bureau, which is a part of the National Employment Agency.

If you register:

  • The bureau will inform you about available/suitable positions
  • You can receive vocational training and Bulgarian language training as part of the National Program for Refugee Employment and Training

If you do not know how to contact the relevant Labor Bureau and enquire about your opportunities, contact a social worker at your reception/accommodation center. You have the right to get social and administrative support, and the social worker has a responsibility to help you and contact the bureau on your behalf.

Recruitment agencies

Some recruitment agencies in Bulgaria:

Organizations that can help

Companies and organizations hiring refugees and asylum-seekers

Some non-governmental organizations regularly seek and hire asylum-seekers and beneficiaries of international protection as translators, interpreters, social mediators, caseworkers and so on. These organizations are:

Private sector companies:

Currently, the IT, customer care and marketing sectors have a high demand for qualified personnel in Bulgaria. They also offer some of the most competitive salaries in the country.

Call centers seek people who speak Dari, Kurdish, Urdu, Pashto, and especially Arabic and Farsi, and have a good working knowledge of English.

Also, many Middle Eastern shops and restaurants in Sofia are often looking for new staff.

Other options

Self-employment remains a good option since entrepreneurship offers a lot of potential for economic success. Experience shows that being a foreigner in Bulgaria and having your own unique skills, knowledge and heritage can play an important part in setting up a successful business venture such as a shop, restaurant, or other.

For remote work, mainly in the IT sector, you will only need a computer and a stable Internet connection. You can find out more about remote positions from this Bulgarian jobs website.