Iceland has a well-developed and active labor market. There are many employment prospects here; the government needs to import around 2,000 foreign employees each year to satisfy the labor need.
For recent graduates, there are several work prospects in the construction, healthcare, information technology, and tourist sectors.
The following industries are major employers in Iceland:
- Fish processing
- Geo thermal power
- Medical and pharmaceutical products
Fluency in English is a desirable ability in Iceland since it makes you useful in the hospitality business; hotels, restaurants, and/or bars are the major recruiters to promote tourist development.
Reykjavik is not just the capital of Iceland, but also a renowned tourist destination. There are several English-speaking jobs accessible here. Reykjavik has career possibilities for everyone with the right skill set, from recent graduates to seasoned professionals. Several corporations have their headquarters in this city, providing job opportunities in sectors such as:
- Computer hardware and software
- Commercial vehicles & trucks
- Alternative energy
- Food &beverage
- Marine transportation
- Industrial transportation
Akureyri is another major tourist destination in Iceland and one of the most important fish business centres. Food processing, hospitality (hotels, motels, and resorts), biotech and pharmaceuticals, and accountancy are all available in the city.
Kópavogur has a wide range of career opportunities for recent graduates and professionals in businesses such as computer hardware and software, IT services, corporate software and network solutions, and so on. This town is also developing its tourist industry, which employs people in hotels, motels, and resorts.
Keflavik is also an Icelandic city with a plethora of career prospects in the metal and mineral manufacturing, household commodities manufacture, industrial manufacturing, airline, banks and credit unions, and networking solution sectors.