Finding a job in Hamburg

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Are you looking for a temporary or permanent job? Here's what you need to know about the local job market.

Find a job in Hamburg

Job ads are typically listed on job search websites, newspapers, and networking sites such as LinkedIN and XING. Due to Hamburg's lively startup scene and its many gaming and digital media companies, English and other language-skills are increasingly in demand. Depending on your line of work, some jobs will require a working level of German.

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An attractive way to earn some money on the side is to take on a so-called ‘mini-job’: a form of marginal employment that allows you to earn up to €450 per month tax-free. Mini-jobs, also called ‘geringfügige Beschäftigung’ or ‘450-Euro-jobs’ are especially common in fields such as catering, retail and domestic work.

Student jobs

Many employers are specifically looking for students to work as ‘Studentische Mitarbeiter’ or ‘Werkstudent’. These types of jobs are bound to (temporary) contracts made specifically for students, for no more than 20 hours per week. A good source of student job ads is the Stellenwerk website.

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