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Portugal - National Level

Where are the available jobs?


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in unemployment in virtually all professional groups, though some workers are needed in the following areas:

  • information and communications technologies (particularly IT engineers with very specific specialist profiles);
  • contact centres / business support centres and shared services centres (encompassing functions in the areas of sales, administration, human resources, accounting and management control), some professionals with very specific language skills which are difficult to find in Portugal;
  • health (doctors and nurses with different specialisations);
  • agriculture (seasonal employment), particularly fruit and vegetable picking;
  • construction (plumbers, electricians and other skilled workers).

For vacancies offered by business support centres and shared services centres, knowledge of Portuguese is not necessary, since the working languages are English and the native languages. In other positions, language skills in Portuguese are essential, particularly in occupations requiring contact with the public.


Text last edited on: 10/2020

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