Jobs in Egypt

Unfortunately the levels of unemployment in Egypt are high – particularly when it comes to skilled professions – but there are some options available for foreign workers in areas like translating and finance.

As long as you can put up with the heat the working conditions in Egypt are generally good, with most positions operating under similar hours to Western nations. In Egypt the working week starts on a Sunday and ends on a Thursday.

Starting work in an Egyptian company can require some cultural adjustment. For starters, smoking is allowed in the majority of Egyptian workplaces and many larger offices employ a staff of ‘waiters’ who are paid to supply employees with drinks and food.

Religious observance is also a common part of working life in Egypt, Islamic co-workers may need to pray at specific times during the day and you will be expected to maintain a respectful attitude towards this.

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