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Albania: a truly unsung and developing contracting destination

Of all countries around the globe where you may consider taking your skills and expertise in your given field, the Southeast European country of Albania probably isn’t likely to be high on your list.

One possible reason for this is the still-developing nature of the modern Albanian economy following the fall of communism in the country in the early 1990s. Unsurprisingly, then, Albania has yet to cultivate the well-established expat community that would give it a level of parity in this regard with European neighbors like Italy and Greece.

Nonetheless, Albania is steadily becoming a more seriously considered option among many contractors from overseas. Furthermore, when you partner with Link Global Management, we can bring you the tax knowhow, payroll services and umbrella employment solutions that will help you to enjoy a fruitful time as a contractor in Albania.

A country that continues to surprise outsiders

While Albania remains one of the poorest parts of Europe with high unemployment, it would also be unfair to characterize the country solely as one struggling in the shadow of its communist past.

For one thing, Albania has long been steeped in captivating heritage and culture far predating communist rule. This much is evident across the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Berat and Gjirokaster, as well as Shkoder, which is the largest town in the north of the country and offers up attractions such as Rozafa Castle and Shkoder Cathedral. Albania has even been hailed by some observers as Europe’s next big destination for beach holidays.

As for your prospective professional life in the country, you may be surprised by the range and number of opportunities that do exist for you to contract here, such as in the engineering, oil and gas sectors. The digital field is also one to watch in the 21st-century Albanian economy, as vacancies in such areas of expertise as web and mobile development, design and marketing open up.

Take advantage of Albania’s underrated benefits as a place to contract

While it cannot be denied that much more reform and development will be needed to enable modern Albania to truly realize its economic and social potential, the country could still offer very real advantages for your own career and lifestyle if you make the most of the current opportunities here.

Why not contact the Link Global Management team today to learn more about how you can achieve the smoothest possible transition to your new life as an independent professional in Albania, including ensuring you are on the right side of the law with regard to tax and payroll matters?

Simply call +44 (0)20 3908 7997 or send us an email to begin your discussion with us about our wide-ranging umbrella employment solutions for contractors in Albania.

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