Job ads are typically listed on job search websites, in newspapers, and on networking sites. 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. Below we've listed the most important non-profit and commercial job portals in Hamburg and Germany.
- Bundesagentur für Arbeit: The largest non-profit job portal in Germany, hosted by the Federal Employment Agency
- Make it in Germany: Multi-lingual job listings for shortage occupations and information on sectors in which skilled workers are being sought
- EURES: The European Job Mobility Portal lists jobs in 31 European countries, including Germany
- Stellenwerk: Listings for student jobs, internships and job opportunities for graduates, hosted in collaboration with Hamburg universities
Commercial Job Portals
Foreign individuals looking for a job in Hamburg can get assistance at several local organisations.
your way: make it in Hamburg is a joint project of Hamburg Welcome Center and Arbeit und Leben Hamburg that helps foreign skilled workers better integrate into the Hamburg job market and assists companies looking for qualified staff.
Arbeit und Leben Hamburg e.V.
Phone: +49 40 284016-11
ZAV - Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (International Placement Services) is part of the Federal Employment Agency and offers consulting services in English for foreign job seekers, including those who do not yet live in Hamburg.
Phone: +49 228 7131313
Make it in Germany operates a hotline through which international residents can receive information in German and English on topics such as job hunting, work and career, recognition of foreign qualifications, entry and residency, and learning German.
+49 30 185 1111 (Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)