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Updated: Aug 2, 2022

Due to the recent political and military movements, the labor market of the countries within the Euro region had a slight drop, based on the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). Mainly Germany, Swiss, Belgium and Cyprus registered a slight drop. However, the level of the European Labour Market Barometer still suggest that the evolution is good.

In Portugal, in July 2022, the Assembly of the Republic approved a law project facilitating the entrance and permanence of foreigners in the countries.

Citizens from countries that take part in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), composed of Portugal, Brazil, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola and Mozambique, might get special visas. Those interested in working in Portugal can apply for special visas directly in Portuguese embassies or consulates.

For Brazilians, the main change is the creation of a special visa for those looking for a job. The permission ensures a period of 120 days, extendable for more 60 days, so foreigners can be hired.

Another novelty is the creation of a visa assigned to digital nomads and professionals working remotely from other countries — in these cases, an income proof will be required as well.

According to the IEBS Business School, the most sought occupations, and therefore the best paid, in Portugal this year are in the areas of Marketing, Information Technology and Communication (ITC) and Engineering.

The idea of the Portuguese government is to attract workforce to make the economy more dynamic once it tends to be affected by the population aging.


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