Hiring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo is a vast nation in Central Africa (the world’s 11th largest) that is famous for being home to the Congo Basin, one of the world’s largest rainforests, and with that hugely diverse wildlife. Sadly, DR Congo is also known for armed conflict, dictatorships and civil strife that have dominated the nation since it gained independence from Belgium in 1960.

Beneath the grassy savanna or dense rainforest, DR Congo has some of the largest reserves of minerals and precious metals on earth, as well as extensive oil and gas reserves. Copper, cobalt and diamonds dominate DR Congo’s exports, making up over 90% of DR Congo’s economy.

Sadly, this exploitation of natural resources has also led to the exploitation of DR Congo’s population. The 92 million Congolese suffer some of the worst poverty on earth, and problems like corruption, low literacy and a lack of access to basics like clean water and healthcare are not helped by political instability and ongoing conflict between ethnic groups.

Much caution and understanding is needed for investing in DR Congo, with a lack of regulation and armed independent groups often controlling labour and even geographic areas. If these problems can be overcome, then the French-speaking Congolese workforce offers some extreme potential in terms of hiring.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide in DR Congo?

We free your teams from the burden of managing payroll across borders, working diligently to ensure a seamless process across all activities.

We’ll manage the data flow from you to every local market and will return data to you in a readable format for each of your key teams, including payroll journals if needed.

Our services combine process excellence with a human-centric approach, and our top priority is always the care and compliance of your payroll — no matter where in the world you operate.


  • Leverage our experience and ensure in-country Payroll compliance.
  • Reduce processing and back office time.
  • Align processes, reducing complexity and risk
  • A single, centrally managed payroll system that delivers a fluid and consistent service to you and your employees.
  • Flexibility of service — adapting to your needs, regardless of the market.
  • The option to work with other providers you already have in place, if needed.
  • Global HR data management and data tracking where required.
  • Global payments support for both employees and authorities.
  • A dedicated team and account manager so that you always have a central point of contact

What TopSource Worldwide provides in DR Congo

  • Simplicity – we provide one monthly consolidated invoice for the services provided inclusive of salaries, taxes, fees and employee expenses. This reduces banking costs and your finance teams time spent.
  • One point of contact – a single Account manager looking after all your Payroll.
  • Compliance – all funds payable to the employee are processed through payroll. You receive monthly evidence of taxation paid to the competent authorities in country.
  • All services are provided by in-country experts that are professionally qualified in their respective fields.
  • Electronic payslips for all employees.
  • All Statutory filing completed by TopSource Worldwide.

We appreciate each situation and business is different. That is why we offer a consultative and bespoke solution to every client. We know one size does not ‘fit all’.

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