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With the increase of local startups, the expansion of existing companies and the opening of international branches here in Split, the number of jobs in the IT sector have risen year on year. In fact, the sector has developed at such a rate that many students are able to find year-round yet flexible jobs in the tech sector to complement their studies, demonstrating how fruitful the sector is.
Whether it’s front-end, back-end or design, there have been enough jobs to attract Croatians from other places such as Slavonia and Istria, and there’s no reason that you can’t find your dream job here too.
It’s not just Croatians from other regions that are moving here. In recent years, Split has also welcomed back many second or third generation Croatians from the huge diaspora that can be found from Australia to Chile. They’ve brought their deeply-rooted sense of Croatian combined with their own ways of doing business picked up while growing up abroad. Furthermore, they return with a contact book full of those contacts they have made from their birthplace, making them great people to collaborate with.
Croatia is a full member of the European Union, so it’s pretty straightforward for other EU citizens to move and work here. If you’re not an EU resident, then there are still ways to live and work here, but it’s always best to check with your nearest embassy. If you’re a US citizen, check out Expat in Croatia as the author explains the steps she’s taken to gain a permanent stay visa.
Here are a couple of links for finding work in Split:
It’s important to remember that we work fairly informally in Split, and therefore a lot of jobs, especially for smaller companies, are through word of mouth and networking. Therefore, we encourage you to check out our tips for those looking for collaboration. If you are moving from outside of Split then you should also check our accommodation tips.