Working in Nha Trang
The city of Nha Trang, located in the province of Khanh Hoa, predominantly thrives off tourism. In recent times the Vietnamese government has endeavoured to give its economic growth some momentum, which has paid off.
If you are looking for a job in Nha Trang, you need to ensure that the skill-set and experience that you bring to the city is in demand and not catered for by the local labour market.
The economy of Nha Trang
The city of Nha Trang, abundant in natural resources, attracted more than 1 million tourists from China alone in 2018. Additionally, a large helping of Russian holidaymakers join the festivities each year. Tourism is one of the main pillars of its economy and the GDP in its respective province rose by over 7% in the first six months of 2017has steadily risen over the last few years.
Other sectors such as farming, mining, transportation, and construction also contribute to the city’s GDP. Nha Trang houses a rattan production plant dedicated to exportation as well as mineral water manufacturers.
Many national and international companies have set up offices in the region, creating a demand for local and international labour. Popular fields advertising vacancies online include hospitality, exports, services, trade, and real estate.
In addition, the maritime sector, particularly aquaculture, generates about tens of thousands of jobs each year. The city has a preserved maritime area involving many trading partners, so skills in this area would be welcome.
Lifestyle in Nha Trang
The city of Nha Trang offers a relatively unique opportunity to live by a coastal city and enjoy all the pleasures that come with that, all whilst still being able to earn a competitive income as well as maintain a low enough cost of living. As with anywhere else in the world, your actual cost of living will depend on the lifestyle you choose for yourself, but you should be able to get by comfortably in Nha Trang.
People are typically quite friendly in Nha Trang, and there is a bit of international influence, so you are bound to work in a diverse team. You will likely work in the CBD, which is located right by the shore.
Good to know:
Nha Trang is populated with many Russians, which has influenced the Vietnamese culture in this region. You will find many menus in Russian for example, as well as restaurants offering Russian cuisine, so it might be a good idea to have a basic command of the language.
Find a job in Nha Trang
To find a job in Nha Trang, you can visit job websites, consult a recruitment agency, or post on a location-based community site. If you are already in the city you may benefit from asking your local contacts. Word of mouth is particularly beneficial to expats as job options in Nha Trang are less frequently posted online.