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I am looking for employment.

You have either the possibility to look for job offers in the local press or you register as unemployed at the Federal Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit).

Please note that there ...

Where do I get my work permit?

If you don't have the German citizenship you need a work permit. There are less and less restrictions for EU citizens. Please apply for your work permit at ...

How do I apply for a job?

CV, motivation letter, photos and references? There are many things you need to take care of for a successful application…

If you are applying for a job and don't ...

What do I need an employment contract for and what do I need to take into consideration?

An employment contract lays out the conditions of your employment, e.g. how many hours you have to work ...

What is a mini-job?

Mini-jobs are jobs where you are employed for up to 400€ (from 1.1.2013 450€). The employment relation is strictly reglemented: you may only work a certain amount of time per month ...

What do I need a letter of reference for?

If you are looking for employment, a letter of reference may help you with your application. If you don't want to quit your job yet, your ...

I would like to open my own business.

There are various initiatives and promotion programmes that promote the taking up of self-employment. You might be eligible for a start-up grant in the context of programmes ...

I am unemployed. What should I do now?

If you are unemployed or if you were dismissed by your employer, you shouls register with the Federal Employment Agency. There, you will receive help with finding ...

I am incapable of working in general/I am incapable of working  in my profession. What should I do now?

If you are incapable of working due to a disability, disease or an accident, you might ...

I would like my qualifications to be recognised.

Qualifications gained in a school or during a training might be recognised under certain circumstances. As these procedures can be very complicated it is advisable to contact ...

You need a bank account or need to provide your banking connection for money transfers.

Opening a bank account
There are many different banks where you can open a bank account. ...

What kind of taxes and contributions do I need to pay?

If you are working in Germany you need to pay taxes and contributions. For further information please contact your local tax office.

Your contact ...

What are chambers?

Chambers are professional corporations that consist of the regions' businesses. If you are employed, you are automatically member of a chamber.

Chambers answer you all kinds of questions concerning the exercise of your ...