If you’re thinking of setting up and running an independent business in Tunisia, wage portage is an ideal alternative to setting up your own business. Because of its economic diversity, this country in the Maghreb region offers a quality of life that meets the expectations of European workers and has many job opportunities for professionals in various fields, such as industry, ICT, tourism, agri-food and more.

The main employment sectors in Tunisia

Tunisia’s economic fabric is made up of different sectors of activity. Foreigners on the lookout for job opportunities in this country can focus their search on the most promising sectors, such as tourism, digital technology, mechanical and electromechanical engineering, green energy and agriculture.

Tourism is one of the most dynamic industries in Tunisia, and the country welcomes many visitors from other Arab countries and Europe every year. To attract more tourists, industry professionals are betting on the development of attractive offers. To promote these offers and the country’s various must-see destinations, they often call on experts with proven experience in managing tourism marketing.

The digital sector is also generating numerous jobs as a result of the digitization of various business sectors. The country still has a limited number of specialized Tech companies, which explains the massive reliance on independent professionals. Most of the major financial groups based in Tunisia prefer to be supported by freelance consultants when making their digital transition.

On the other hand, thousands of people work in the industrial sector, particularly in the mechanical and electromechanical industries. Among the trades generating the most employment are electronics and household appliance manufacturing, and automotive and aeronautical parts assembly. Most of the companies operating in these sectors are subsidiaries of well-known European, American and Asian equipment manufacturers.

As a sunny country with several windy regions, Tunisia is also eager to exploit its potential and develop the wind and solar power sectors. Although green energy is still a niche market, job opportunities in this sector are multiplying. All the more so, because the country wants renewable energy to account for a third of its energy consumption over the next decade.

Promoting the agri-food industry is another priority for the country’s government. In this way, expatriate workers, especially those who specialize in new technologies, can find opportunities for assignments that match their skills in this field.

Becoming a ported employee in Tunisia

You may be interested in wage portage in Tunisia if you want to enjoy the social protection of salaried employment while also enjoying the flexible working conditions of freelancing.

It will be up to you to find assignments with companies based in the country, and to agree with your clients on the terms and prices of your services. Being affiliated with a portage company frees you from the burden of handling the administrative tasks of your business, such as obtaining visas and passports, drawing up commercial contracts, invoicing, and collection and payment of social security contributions.

The status of ported employee also entitles you to all the social benefits of a conventional employee in France, such as an employment contract, a monthly salary, professional liability insurance, daily allowances, paid vacations and unemployment benefits, as well as repatriation insurance (a must-have for expatriate workers). You’ll also receive personalized support to help you develop your business and advice on how to maximize your income.