Since the Czech Republic is a relatively new member of the EU, many opportunities have appeared for international companies. The geographical position of the country which is right in the center of Europe is making it more attractive for many companies.
A strong growth in the electrical engineering sector, the automotive industry and in tourism can be seen in the big cities in the country. Due to EU deregulation laws IT and telecommunication services are blooming, creating high demand for employees in these sectors.
Situation in rural areas
The situation in rural areas is different. Despite the development of the tourism, which is vitally important in more remote areas, there is a constant lack of jobs. The job opportunities related to agricultural, leather working and textile industry are particularly in decline.
Being able to speak Czech is very important for finding a job in the Czech Republic. There are sectors that require you to speak other languages as well, but the chances to get these kinds of jobs will improve significantly if you do speak Czech.
Teaching English is a good opportunity for expatriates to work in the Czech Republic. Especially in Prague, where there are many language schools that hire teachers annually for the new school year. April is a good time to apply for a teaching position. The new school year starts in September. Even if you do not have qualifications or experience teaching English you may still try to apply since the demand for teachers is very high.
If you do not speak Czech at all, the tourism industry is a good starting point for finding job in the Czech Republic. With a huge number of international visitors coming into the country every year, the demand for English speaking personnel has increased.