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Talent Wiki - Georgia

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Georgia
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Capital
Tbilisi
Currency
Georgian lari (GEL)
Languages
Georgian
Payroll Frequency
Monthly, bi-monthly
GDP per Capita
$4,486.83 (2020)
Employer Tax
2%

Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in Georgia

Talent Overview

Georgia, located in eastern Europe, was named the World’s Greatest Economic Reformer by the World Bank in 2007. After 2003, Georgia witnessed a large flow of Foreign Direct Investments that led to its rapid economic growth. Tourism, agriculture, and mining are among the primary industries in Georgia.

Major Economic Hubs:

Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi

Skills in Demand:

Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Development, Exports, Sales

Local Universities

The top local universities in Georgia are as follows:

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

RANKING

Local: 1

World : 1,323

Georgian Technical University

RANKING

Local: 2

World : 1,406

Ilia State University

RANKING

Local: 3

World : 1,777

University of Georgia

RANKING

Local : 4

World : 4,630

Tbilisi State Medical University

RANKING

Local : 5

World : 5,193

Salary Data

Below are monthly salary ranges for jobs positions in Georgia

No. Job Title Average Salary (in GEL) Average Salary (in USD)
1 Accounting Manager 11,000 GEL $3709.95
2 Chartered Accountant 6,600 GEL $2225.97
3 Pilot 12,000 GEL $4047.22
4 Architect 8,700 GEL $2934.23
5 Business Analyst 9,290 GEL $3133.22

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

Jobs.ge, MyJobs, HR.ge

Number of LinkedIn users:

361,400

Top Recruitment Agencies:

AirSwift, UpWork, BrainSource

Employing in Georgia

Below are the key points an employer must keep in mind while seeking employees in Georgia:

Employee Contract

An employment contract in Georgia must be drafted in a language that both parties can understand. If the agreement is drawn in two languages, one of those must be specified as the priority contract.

Probation

The probation period for Georgian employees is up to 24 days.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1st - 2nd January New Year Public Holiday
7th January Orthodox Christmas Day Public Holiday
19th January Orthodox Epiphany Public Holiday
3rd March Mother’s Day Public Holiday
8th March International Women’s Day Public Holiday
9th April Independence Restoration Day Public Holiday
22nd April Orthodox Good Friday Public Holiday
23rd - 25th April Orthodox Easter Public Holiday
9th May Victory Day Public Holiday
12th May Saint Andrew the First-Called Day Public Holiday
26th May Independence Day Public Holiday
28th August Saint Mary’s Day Public Holiday
14th October Svetitskhovloba Public Holiday
23rd November St. George’s Day Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual Leave 24 days Yes

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

Monthly, bi-monthly

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Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Georgia for public-sector employees is GEL 400 per month.

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Overtime Pay

Overtime pay in Georgia is 150% over the employee's base pay.

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Health Examination Clause

Bonus

13th Month Pay

The 13th-month bonus is not mandatory for Georgian employers.

Employee Benefits

  • ~Leave
  • ~Sick Leaves
  • ~Maternity Leave
  • ~Insurance
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Taxes

Both employers and employees must contribute to the pension fund as per the government norms

Employer Payroll Tax

Tax Rate (%) Tax Type
2% Pension

Employee Payroll Tax

Tax Rate (%) Tax Type
2% Pension

Employee Income Tax

All Georgian employees must pay the income tax at a flat rate of 20%.

VAT

The standard rate for VAT in Georgia is 18%.

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

Employment in Georgia can be terminated both by the employee and the employer. The employer can terminate the employment on substantial grounds. If the employment is terminated without any grounds, the employer must pay a severance to the employee.

Notice Period

The notice period for both permanent employees and employees on probation is at least 30 days.

Severance Pay

Severance pay in Georgia is set to at least one month's salary.

Visa and Immigration

Individuals seeking employment in Georgia can apply for a Type - D visa. The Type - D visa can also be clubbed with a work and residency permit, which is usually valid for one year. Individuals residing in Georgia can apply for permanent residency after six years.

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